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Time Life's "Lost Civilizations": "Greece: A Moment of Excellence"

1. During the fifth-century B.C., many Greek city-states turned to Athens for protection from their mutual enemy __________.

A) Russia.
B) Persia.
C) Egypt.
D) Mycenae.

2. In the Parthenon, the huge statue of Athena held a six-foot statue of __________ in her hand.

A) Elvis.
B) Zeus.
C) Defeat.
D) Victory.

3. The Acropolis was rebuilt within fifty years, with monuments decorated by the greatest Greek sculptor: __________.

A) Phidias.
B) Exekias.
C) Polyclitus.
D) Gingivitis.

4. Which of the following philosophers was not part of Greece's Classical Age?

A) Socrates.
B) Plato.
C) Aristotle.
D) Galileo.

5. Although Athens was democratic, only the 30,000 __________ citizens could vote.

A) Male.
B) Female.
C) European.
D) Right-handed.

6. At the Parthenon, where were sacrifices performed?

A) At the foot of the great statue of Athena.
B) In a chamber beneath the temple.
C) Outside, in front of the temple.
D) In the priests' rooms.

7. In 1928, off the coast of a Greek island, sponge collectors found the submerged statue of the Greek god __________.

A) Athena (or Minerva).
B) Poseidon (or Zeus).
C) Aphrodite (or Venus).
D) Dionysus (or Bacchus).

8. Which Greek god ruled the world, as well as the other gods?

A) Poseidon.
B) Dionysus.
C) Zeus.
D) Apollo.

9. The Great Temple of Apollo at Delphi was home to which "prophet"?

A) The Oracle of Delphi.
B) Mohammed.
C) Moses.
D) The Wizard of Oz.

10. How did the Oracle of Delphi get into her visionary trance?

A) By chewing hallucinogenic leaves.
B) By smoking pot.
D) By running around in circles for half an hour.
D) By hanging upside down and letting the blood rush to her head.

11. Which god had female followers called "maenads"?

A) Athena.
B) Aphrodite.
C) Dionysus.
D) Brad Pitt.

12. To the Greeks, a beautiful __________ was as important as a brilliant mind.

A) Wife.
B) Hair style.
C) Body.
D) Temple.

13. At Greek sporting events, men competed in the nude. True or false?

14. The most important games in Greece were held every four years in __________ beginning in 776 B.C.

A) Athens.
B) Atlanta.
C) Rome.
D) Olympia.

15. At the Temple of Zeus at Olympia, every Greek athlete had to __________ in front of the god's statue before competing.

A) Pray.
B) Sacrifice a horse.
C) Chant "Zeus is great" 776 times.
D) Be tested for steroids.

16. In Athens, homosexuality was forbidden by law. True or false?

17. The philosopher Socrates was found guilty of __________ and was sentenced to death by poison.

A) Manslaughter.
B) Cheating on a final exam.
C) Corrupting the minds of the young.
D) Cheating in the Olympic Games.

18. In 430 B.C., a plague from __________ swept through Athens, killing one-third of the population.

A) Sparta.
B) Rome.
C) France.
D) Africa.

19. For half a century, Athens battled __________ for dominance over Greece. In 404 B.C., Athens was defeated.

A) Olympia.
B) Crete.
C) Sparta.
D) Egypt.

20. In 1803, Lord Elgin removed many reliefs and sculptures from the Parthenon. Where are these marbles today?

A) The Louvre, Paris.
B) British Museum, London.
C) The Timken Museum of Art, San Diego.
D) The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.

21. It's extraordinary that a society of only __________ Athenian men and women living 500 years before Christ could influence the world so dramatically.

A) 700.
B) 6,000.
C) 70,000.
D) 6,000,000.
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