Greece, the Roman Republic, and the Roman Empire

 

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Greece, the Roman Republic, and the Roman Empire

Question 1
As chronicled in Plutarch's biography, the Roman Republic first began to recruit landless men into the Roman army during the war against:
A
Jugurtha of Numidia.
B
Cleopatra of Egypt.
C
Mithridates of Pontus.
D
Perseus of Macedon.

Question 2
The Roman conquest of Italy began in 509 BCE. Who did the Romans ally with to launch their attack against the Etruscans?
A
The Greeks
B
Other Latins and the Greeks
C
Other Latins
D
The Phoenicians

Question 3
Which of the following is a difference between Greek epic and lyric poetry?
A
Lyric poetry was only performed orally and developed chronologically before the emergence of epic poetry which was largely written down.
B
Lyric poetry took the form of long poems which recounted tales of ancient heroes as opposed to the short poems of epic poetry.
C
Sappho and Archilochus were famous lyric poets whereas Homer was the preeminent epic poet.
D
Lyric poetry, unlike epic poetry, was never a vehicle for the poet to express his or her personal emotions or experiences.

Question 4
Fill in the blanks: The Punic Wars were a series of three wars fought from 264 to 146 BCE by ..... and .....
A
Rome, Macedonia
B
Rome, the Etruscans
C
Rome, Carthage
D
Rome, Sparta

Question 5
Fill in the blank: Shortly after the Battle of Cannae in 216 BCE, Hannibal made an alliance with ..... against Rome as recorded by the historian Polybius.
A
Antiochus III of Syria
B
Philip V of Macedon
C
Ptolemy IV of Egypt
D
Hiero II of Syracuse

Question 6
What was the end result of the Punic Wars (264-146 BCE)?
A
Rome defeated Carthage, becoming the dominant power in the Mediterranean.
B
Rome defeated Carthage but failed to become the dominant power in the Mediterranean.
C
Carthage defeated Rome, becoming the dominant power in the western Mediterranean.
D
Carthage defeated Rome, becoming the dominant power in the eastern Mediterranean.

Question 7
According to Thucydides, which Athenian politician persuaded the Athenian people to support a military expedition to Sicily during the Peloponnesian War?
A
Alcibiades
B
Cleisthenes
C
Solon
D
Pericles

Question 8
Which collective name was used to refer to emperors Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius, and Marcus Aurelius?
A
The Five Warrior Emperors
B
The Five Wise Emperors
C
The Five Bad Emperors
D
The Five Good Emperors

Question 9
All of the following are a characteristic of the archaeological record for the Middle Helladic (MH) period EXCEPT:
A
burnished monochrome Minyan pottery.
B
large two-story "Corridor Houses."
C
longhouses ("Megarons").
D
cist and pit graves.

Question 10
At the beginning of the Republic, Rome was ruled by two magistrates elected to the office for one year. The historian Polybius noted that these officials represented the monarchal element in the Roman Constitution. What was their official title?
A
Censors
B
Praetors
C
Quaestors
D
Consuls
There are 10 questions to complete.

 

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