Ancient History: Greece : Athens and Re-Development

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Athens And Re Development

Which of these best describes Attica?

Possible Answers:

The region around the city-state of Athens

The territory to the north of ancient Greece that was inhabited by Macedonians

The collection of Greek colonies founded in southern Italy

The collection of Greek city-states founded in Asia Minor

The region around the city-state of Sparta

Correct answer:

The region around the city-state of Athens

Explanation:

Attica is the region around the city-state of Athens. Attica, with its natural harbors, has long been important in the development of Greek culture.

Example Question #1 : Athens And Re Development

Which of these best describes the Greek concept of Synoecism?

Possible Answers:

None of these answers accurately describes Synoecism.

The process by which an individual could be banished from a city-state for failing to adhere to the community’s laws and customs.

The process by which an individual could become a citizen of a city-state through selfless acts or financial donations.

A process of political unification in which smaller communities grouped together to form a city-state.

A process of political fragmentation which arises when a community grows too large and unwieldy.

Correct answer:

A process of political unification in which smaller communities grouped together to form a city-state.

Explanation:

Synoecism is the name given to the process by which a group of smaller communities group together to form a larger, unified city-state. It refers to a process of political unification by which many Greek city-states came into existence.

Example Question #2 : Athens And Re Development

Theseus was generally credited by ancient Greeks with __________.

Possible Answers:

leading the invasion of Troy during the Trojan War

the construction of the Temple of Apollo in Corinth

founding the city of Athens

founding the city of Sparta

leading the invasion of Persia during the Second Persian War

Correct answer:

founding the city of Athens

Explanation:

Theseus is a mythological figure who was thought to be the son of Poseidon. He was generally credited by the ancient Greeks (particularly the Athenians) with founding the city of Athens.

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