Test 1

Question 1

0 / 2 points
During the Second Punic War, the Carthaginian general Hannibal:
Question options:

a) 
was defeated by Roman armies at the battle of Tours in France.


b) 
became the last foreign invader to fight on Rome's home territories.


c) 
won the support of Rome's unhappy Latin allies.


d) 
brought his entire army, including elephants, over the Alps.


e) 
defeated the Roman general Maxentius at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge in Rome.

Question 2

0 / 2 points
Our knowledge of the Etruscans is extensive because of their prolific writing.
Question options:

a) False

b) True
Question 3

2 / 2 points
The preiod called Pax Romana was begun under the emperor Augustus..
Question options:

a) True

b) False
Question 4

2 / 2 points
One way by which the Romans were able to maintain their empire was through:
Question options:

a) 
the construction of temples to the goddess Roma throughout the empire.


b) 
a graduated system of taxation that had the support of the poor in the empire.


c) 
the hiring of mercenary armies from Pythia to defend the northern frontier.


d) 
a system of army camps that served to enlist and train locals into the Roman army.


e) 
a system of roads constructed to be able to move army units throughout the empire.

Question 5

0 / 2 points
New cultural influences in Late Antiquity included:
Question options:

a) 
Egyptian mystery religion, especially the cult of Isis and Osiris.


b) 
Christianity, which first found followers in cities and then in rural areas.


c) 
the political writings of Plato and Aristotle, which had previously been lost.


d) 
the patronage of artists and writers by Hellenistic rulers in the Near East.


e) 
the intellectual developments of the Islamic world.

Question 6

2 / 2 points
The important administrator of Pharaoh Djoser who initiated pyramid building in the "step" style was:
Question options:

a) 
Imhotep.


b) 
Khufu.


c) 
Cheops.


d) 
Khafre.


e) 
Narmer.

Question 7

0 / 2 points
In 305 C.E. Diocletian retired to Croatia to raise cabbages.
Question options:

a) True

b) False
Question 8

2 / 2 points
Prior to Julius Caesar's appointment as "Dictator for Life," only one other Roman had been appointed to that position without the traditional six-month term, and he was:
Question options:

a) 
Cicero.


b) 
Marius.


c) 
Octavian.


d) 
Pompey.


e) 
Sulla.

Question 9

2 / 2 points
Among the titles Augustus had been awarded were all the following EXCEPT:
Question options:

a) 
pontifex maximus .


b) 
Imperator.


c) 
Augustus.


d) 
pater patriae .


e) 
king

Question 10

2 / 2 points
The Phoenicians' greatest contribution to civilization was:
Question options:

a) 
their alphabet.


b) 
a green dye made from seaweed.


c) 
printing blocks with movable type.


d) 
a faster sailing ship with triangular sails.


e) 
the founding of a colony at Carthage.

Question 11

2 / 2 points
The origins of Greek democracy can be identified, in part, in the rule of the Athenian aristocrat:
Question options:

a) 
Areopagus.


b) 
Solon.


c) 
Drakon.


d) 
Hectares.


e) 
Peisistratos.

Question 12

2 / 2 points
The followers of Zoroastrianism believed in:
Question options:

a) 
polytheism, animal sacrifice, and magical rituals.


b) 
Ahura-Mazda (truth/light) struggling with Ahriman (evil/darkness).


c) 
individual guardian angels who protect believers and punish wrongdoers.


d) 
public cult worship sponsored by the Persian government.


e) 
reincarnation through multiple lives to achieve perfection.

Question 13

0 / 2 points
Sargon of Akkad (c. 2350 B.C.E.) is significant because he:
Question options:

a) 
was the first  lugal  to conquer neighboring city-states.


b) 
was the Akkadian ruler who unified Mesopotamia under his rule.


c) 
built observatories and introduced the more accurate Akkadian calendar.


d) 
sent ambassadors to distant lands ranging from Ethiopia to Europe.


e) 
was the first ruler in history to take the title of "emperor."

Question 14

2 / 2 points
When Akhenaten died and was succeeded by Tutankhamun:
Question options:

a) 
Tutankhamun continued the religious reforms of his predecessor.


b) 
the priests of Amon knew their cause was hopeless.


c) 
Egypt had a leader who could preserve its imperial power.


d) 
the Hebrews took advantage of the opportunity to flee Egypt.


e) 
the new pharaoh rejected his