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DAILY QUIZ 06


01

B

Which of the following is NOT an accurate statement regarding daily life in Athens?

A. Public life was dominated males B. Homosexuality was forbidden C. Slavery was common

D. Prostitution flourished E. Was chief producer of high quality pottery.


02

A

What was the role of the oracle of Apollo at Delphi?

A. To reveal the will of the gods B. To protect the Delos Treasury C. the annual festival of Zeus

D. Foster Aristotlian logic E. Provide emotional release


03

B

Which of the following statements regarding Plato is NOT accurate

A. He was a disciple of Socrates

B. He believed strongly in Athenian democracy

C. He is considered by many to be the greatest philosopher of Western civilization

D. He believed in a higher world of eternal ideal Forms which constitute reality

E. He called for a ruling elite of philosopher-kings



04

A

Which of the following would NOT be a part of the Classical Ideal?

A. Strong emotions B. reason C. balance and harmony D. symmetry E. moderation



05

B

Which of the following statements regarding Socrates is NOT accurate?

A. He believed that the goal of education was only to improve the individual

B. His philosophical writings are of singular important influence in Western systems of thought

C. He believed that all real knowledge is within each person.

D. He was accused of corrupting the youth of Athens and sentenced to death

E. His teaching method employed critical examination through a question-and-answer technique.



06

A

Who wrote the work commonly regarded as the first real of history in Western Civilization?

A. Herodotus B. Plato C. Pericles D. Thucydides E. Aeschylus



07

D

Which of the following is NOT an accurate statement regarding Aristophanes?

A. He wrote comedy rather than tragedy B. He made fun of Socrates C. He wrote The Clouds

D. He supported the Peloponnesian War E. His Lysistrata expresses antiwar sentiment


08

B

Which of these is regarded as the greatest example of the Classical Greek temple?

A. Delian Treasury B. Parthenon C. Temple of Pericles D. Doryphoros E. Acropolis



09

E

Who wrote The Republic?

A. Pericles B. Socrates C. Aristotle D. Herodotus E. Plato



10

A

Who wrote the History of the Peloponnesian Wars?

A. Thucydides B. Sophocles C. Herodotus D. Aristotle E. Plato



11

D

Who were Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides?

A. Athenian generals B. Founders of mystery religions C. Spartan lawgivers

D. Athenian tragedians E. Students of Socrates


12

A

What was the central theme of the work of Herodotus?

A. Conflict between the Greeks and the Persians B. The nature of reality

C. Greek Drama and tragedy D. Discovering the will of the Gods

E. None of the other answers is correct



13

E

What was a “universal theme” dealt with in Greek tragedies?

A. nature of good and evil B. rights of the individual

C. nature of human beings D. conflict between spiritual values and the demands of family

E. Each of the other answers is correct



14

D

What was the dominant feature of the Classical standard in sculpture?

A. Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian Orders B. Display of the will of the Gods C. Socratic Method

D. Search for ideal beauty E. Search for unifying principles


15

E

Which of the following is NOT an accurate statement regarding Aristotle?

A. He was a student of Plato B. He was a tutor for Alexander the Great

C. He believed in the biological inferiority of women D. He wrote on poetry and astronomy

E. He believed aristocracy to be the best form of government



16

B

Who wrote Oedipus the King?

A. Herodotus B. Sophocles C. Plato D. Aristotle E. Socrates



17

E

Which of the following is an accurate statement regarding Greek religion?

A. It was connected to every aspect of daily life B. The twelve chief gods lived on Mt. Olympus

C. Animal sacrifice was included in the rituals D. No hope for life after death for most people

E. Each of the other answers is correct.



18

C

What work is commonly regarded as the first real history in Western civilization?

A. Politics B. The Republic C. The Persian Wars

D. Oedipus the King E. History of the Peloponnesian Wars


19

A

In what work is Orestes acquitted by Athena of the crime of hilling his mother?

A. The Eumenides B. The Republic C. Oedipus the King D. The Clouds E. Politics



20

B

Who wrote the Athenian comedy in which wives go on a sex strike to get their husbands to end the Peloponnesian War?

A. Lysistrata B. Aristophanes C. Plato D. Sophocles E. Aeschylus



21

C

In the Oresteia trilogy, who killed Agamemnon, King of Mycenae?

A. Athena B. Lysistrata C. Clytemnestra D. Oedipus E. Orestes



22

E

What is considered to be the greatest of the plays written by Euripides?

A. Oedipus the King B. The Eumenides C. The Clouds D. Antigone E. The Bacchae



23

D

According to Thales of Miletus, what unified all creation?

A. Fire B. Music C. Mathematics D. Water E. Ideal Forms



24

A

Who would be the ruling elite in the ideal world described in The Republic by Socrates?

A. Philosopher-Kings B. The Sophists C. Olympian Gods D. the Metics

E. None of these answers is correct


25

A

How many gods lived on Mount Olympus?

A. Twelve B. Ten C. Three D. Five E. None of the other answers is correct.



26

A

Which of the following is in the correct chronological order (reading from left to right >>>?

A. Helladic, Hellenic, Hellenistic B. Hellenic, Helladic, Hellenistic C. Hellenistic, Helladic, Hellenic

D. Helladic, Hellenistic, Hellenic E. Hellenic, Hellenistic, Helladic


27

C

Which student of the ancient world has demonstrated that statues from Greece and Rome were colorfully painted rather than being “marble white”?

A. Heinrich Schliemann B. Leonard Wooley C. Vinzenz Brinkman D. Klaus Schmidt




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