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How was ancient Greece politically organized?
It was a unified empire made up of people with diverse cultures and values.
It was a unified empire made up of people with similar cultures and values.
There were multiple city-states with diverse forms of government and culture.
There were multiple city-states with a common form of government and culture.
What was a major accomplishment of ancient Athenians?
creating a government with democratic elements
creating a pacifist society that did not engage in war
creating a constitution that banned the practice of slavery
creating a code of laws that treated men and women equally
Using the map found above of major city-state of ancient Greece, which of these is a false statement?
Natural barriers to travel contributed to the development of distinct cultures among the city-states.
City-states needed to spread out due to their growing populations.
Greek city-states formed around the Mediterranean Sea to gain access to natural resources.
Access to water and natural harbors contributed to the development of a single, dominant culture and government shared by the city-states of ancient Greece.
Using the map found above as a guide, what primary factor kept ancient Greece from becoming united like the Roman Republic?
Which leader of ancient Greece created the empire shown in the shaded area of the map?
Alexander the Great
Philip II of Macedonia
Cyrus the Great
What was one of the greatest accomplishments of Alexander the Great?
He built the Silk Road.
He built the Great Wall.
He spread Greek culture throughout his empire.
He constructed stone pillars to educate the people.
Which answer choice correctly describes the Hellenistic period?
Greek culture dominated Europe and Southwest Asia.
The Roman Empire reached its greatest territorial extent.
The Catholic Church controlled the lives of most European peasants.
It was a time of peace between Christians and Romans.
Who were Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle?
Greek writers who wrote epic poems and fables
Greek playwrights who wrote tragedies and comedies
Greek mathematicians who contributed to our knowledge of science
Greek philosophers who used reason to explain life's mysteries
At the height of the Roman Empire, which body of water did the empire mostly surround?
the North Sea
the Black Sea
the Atlantic Ocean
the Mediterranean Sea
According to the map, when did Rome control the MOST territory?
According to the map, what was the last region to be conquered by the Roman Empire?
What was the main purpose of the Roman aqueducts?
to supply towns with clean water
to provide a way for ships to travel inland
to protect cities from invading armies
to show boundary lines between landowners
Which Roman engineering achievements had the MOST DIRECT influence on the spread of the Roman Empire?
dams and temples
walls and fortresses
roads and aqueducts
canals and amphitheaters
Which of these progressions shows how governmental power changed in ancient Rome?
Roman Empire to Roman Republic to kings
democracy to kings to Roman Republic
kings to Roman Republic to Roman Empire
kings to oligarchy to Roman Republic
What influence of the Roman Republic was carried over to the Roman Empire by Caesar Augustus?
Augustus continued to allow new laws to be determined by Roman citizens who met in assemblies to discuss and pass legislation.
Though Augustus feared they would limit his power, he allowed the checks and balances of the Roman Republic to remain intact.
Augustus continued to follow the guidelines and principles set forth in the constitution of the Roman Republic.
Though Augustus had complete power and control, he allowed the Senate to maintain a small role in governing.
Prior to the conversion of Christianity, the Roman Empire practiced polytheistic religious beliefs. What does it mean if a religion is polytheistic?
The religion relies on the government for money.
The religion does not have a house of worship.
The religion believes in multiple gods and goddesses.
The religion believes in a single god or goddess.
How did Christianity spread in the early years after the death of Jesus?
Early Christians revolted against Roman rule and established their own empire.
The pope ordered Christian soldiers to spread Christianity during the Crusades.
Jesus's followers traveled to different cities and spread his sermons and teachings.
Emperor Caesar Augustus converted to Christianity and made it the official religion of Rome.
Which group of ancient Romans did Christianity MOST appeal to when it began to spread throughout the empire?
successful merchants and skilled artisans
emperors and members of the Roman Senate
soldiers and leaders of the Roman military
poor and oppressed groups such as slaves and commoners
Which of these was the MOST significant event in the acceptance of Christianity in the Roman Empire, and marked the ending of the persecution of Christians in 313 AD?
the conversion of Emperor Constantine to Christianity
the invasion of the Huns
the division of the empire into East and West by Diocletian
the sacking of Rome by the Germans
Which is these would not be a reason as to the fall of the Roman Empire?
Military leaders fought each other to become emperor.
Economic issues such as inflation, lack of food, and trade problems.
Outside invaders continually attacked the Roman Empire.
There were too many religions being practiced in the Roman Empire for the cultures to effectively blend together.
Based on the map, which statement best explains the change in territory under Roman control between 300 A.D. and 480 A.D.?
Roman emperors lost much of the Western empire to invaders.
Roman armies won key victories that expanded the Roman empire.
The empire regained control of the Eastern empire by defeating enemies in the west.
The empire used its military strength to expand across both Eastern and Western Europe.