The period of ancient Greek history that followed Alexander the Great is called
b. Hellenistic
During the Hellenistic World
d. (all of the above)
Ancient Middle Eastern and Greek civilization joined ina manner that changed them both
The Eastern Mediterranean was dominated by Greek language and culture
Kings ruled large kingdoms rather than citizens ruling independent city-states
Evidence suggests that during the Hellenistic period, as compared to the Classical, Greek women
a. Were freer from family authority and could work and ern money
Macedonia was
b. A Greek speaking kingdom north of Greece but not thought of as Greek by those who lived in a polis
The southern Greek states, the self-described “civilized” Greeks, regarded the Macedonians as
d. Backward because they did not have the political life of the city-states
Philip II of Macedonia, father of Alexander the Great
d. (all of the above)
participated in several Greek wars after the Peloponnesian War
Reformed the Macedonian army, especially the phalanx, to make it more formidable
hoped to unite the Greek city-states under his leadership
Demosthenes opposed the expansion of Macedonia under Philip II because
a. Philip threatened the traditional freedom and self-government of the polis
The southern Greek states were defeated by Philip II at the battle of
c. Chaeronea
Philip II dreamed of conquering Persia, but did not do so because
a. He was assassinated under circumstances that have never been clearly explained
Alexander’s love of Greek culture, literature, and science seems to have come from his tutor
c. Aristotle
In which country was the greatest of the many Alexandrias founded?
a. Egypt
During the conquest of the Persian Empire, Alexander
d. (all of the above)
was brutal in battle, but generous in peace
perfected the art of siege warfare
won every battle, often against great odds
I Egypt, Alexander
d. Was declared to be the god Ammon, and crowned as pharaoh
In order to consolidate his authority in Greece, Alexander
b. Publicly identified himself with the legendary Greek heroes, Heracles and Achilles
Which of the following policies did Alexander NOT follow in his imperial rule?
c. Destroyed all conquered cities to obliterate non-Greek culture
**In 323 BC., Alexander died in Babylon from
c. Alcohol abuse and fever
Alexander turned back from his quest for the end of the known world because
a. His Macedonian troops refused to go beyond India
Alexander’s legacy includes
d. all of the above)
the blending of Greek and Asian culture which we call Hellenistic
the idea of a single great empire of many peoples ruled by one king
an ideal of heroic military genius emulated by many subsequent leaders
Following Alexander’s death his empire
b. Was divided by his generals into three main sucessors kingdoms
The Alexandrian successor king ruled over by his general Ptolemy and his successors was
a. Egypt
The Ptolemaic rulers Egypt
b. Conducted their official business in Greek, while permitting traditional Egyptian culture to continue
The Alexandrian monument regarded as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world was
d. The lighthouse, or Pharos
The Rosetta Stone was important because
b. It was written in three scripts: Greek, cursive Egyptian, and hieroglyphics, permitting the translation of the Egyptian language
An unexpected consequence of Alexander’s conquests and the subsequent breakup of his empire was
a. The unification of most of India under Chandragupta Maurya and Asoka
The Seleucid dynasty ruled
b. The Asian part of Alexander’s empire
The Hellenistic monarchy of the Seleucids
b. Had as its economic basis control of Middle Eastern trade routes to the Mediterranean
The Antigonids ruled
c. Macedonia
In the Hellenistic age, which was not a change experienced by the Greek poleis?
d. The common citizens reasserted control of the governments, making them more democratic
Which of the following was not true of the increasingly diverse Hellenistic world?
b. There was a growing Chinese influence, especially in the Antigonid Kingdom of Macedonia
The Hellenistic monarchs created a new economy in the eastern Mediterranean by
d. (all of the above)
standardizing the currency
spreading new agricultural practices and products
establishing royal monopolies in key industries to control production
During the Hellenistic period slavery
a. increased in numbers and ethnic diversity
Urban problems in the Hellenistic Age included
d. (all of the above)
lack of public safety
poor sanitation
uncertain food supply
The ruling class of the Hellenistic monarchies was made up of the
c. Greek/Macedonians and those educated in Greek language and culture
During the Hellenistic period women
c. Were allowed freer access to economic and cultural professions
A good example of a Hellenistic royal city in both its planning and in its art, is
d. Pergamum
A major difference between “Classical: Greek art and the art of the Hellenistic era was
c. The tendency towards realistic rather than idealistic portrayal in sculpture
The Maccabees led a Jewish revolt against King Antiochus IV because he
d. Attempted to Hellenize he Jews and violated the Temple with an altar to Zeus
Greek schools of the Hellenistic era
b. Emphasized Homer as the primary literary text
Hellenistic “New Comedy” plays generally contained
c. Romantic stories about the problems of everyday people

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