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1
The Aegean civilizations include
A)Egypt, Santorini, and Mycenae
B)Greece, Egypt, and Thera
C)Cycladic, Egyptian, and Greek
D)Mycenaean, Cycladic, and Minoan
E)Cycladic, Minoan, and Greek
2
The Cyclades are
A)mythical giants
B)marble idols
C)islands
D)bodies of water
E)Minoan cities
3
Cycladic idols are generally found in
A)temples
B)graves
C)storage jars
D)caves
E)the sea
4
The Aegean is named after
A)Aegisthus
B)Zeus
C)the father of Theseus
D)the Minotaur
E)the daughter of Minos
5
Minoan civilization is generally dated
A)4000 to 1000 B.C.
B)3000 to 1100 B.C.
C)3500 to 1000 B.C.
D)2500 to 1500 B.C.
E)4500 to 2000 B.C.
6
The Palace at Knossos was not fortified because
A)the inhabitants of Crete were peace-loving
B)the Minoans thought of themselves as invincible
C)Crete is an island
D)Crete ruled the Aegean
E)none of the above
7
Minoan frescoes were
A)fresco secco
B)more stylized than in Egypt
C)more abstract than in Egypt
D)more numerous than in Egypt
E)true fresco
8
As far as one can tell, the most sacred animal on Minoan Crete was
A)the lion
B)the bull
C)the griffin
D)the snake
E)the duck
9
Which is true of Minoan scripts?
A)Linear A was used for lists and Linear B was the written script
B)Linear A and Linear B have not been deciphered
C)Linear B and Linear A were Egyptian scripts
D)Linear B was used for records and Linear A was the written language
E)Linear A was used on papyrus and Linear B was inscribed on tablets
10
The statue of the so-called Snake Goddess is made of
A)porcelain
B)fresco
C)marble
D)faïence
E)serpentine
11
The Minoan column has
A)a lotus capital, a straight shaft, a square base
B)a floral capital, a tapering shaft, a round base
C)a round capital, a round base, a tapering shaft
D)a papyrus capital, a round base, a tapering shaft
E)a bull capital, a round base, a tapering shaft
12
The Harvester Vase is a
A)snake
B)core
C)Kamares jar
D)rhyton
E)tholos
13
Which is not a Minoan site?
A)Mycenae
B)Phaistos
C)Palaikastro
D)Knossos
14
The modern name for Thera is
A)Knossos
B)Cairo
C)Anatolia
D)Santorini
E)Atlantis
15
The most likely interpretation of the Boxing Children is as
A)a Cycladic sport
B)a personal dispute
C)a theatrical performance
D)an initiation ritual
E)a religious ritual
16
The term "Helladic" comes from
A)Helen of Troy
B)the Greek name for Greece
C)the Greek name for Helen
D)the islands of the Hellades
E)the Greek name for Troy
17
Mycenaean shrines were
A)on hillsides
B)in temples
C)in palaces
D)at the edge of the sea
E)on hilltops
18
Agamemnon and Klytemnestra were the parents of
A)Electra, Orestes, Kassandra
B)Iphigenia, Kassandra, Orestes
C)Electra, Iphigenia, Kassandra
D)Electra, Orestes, Iphigenia
E)Electra, Kassandra, Iphigenia
19
Mycenaean civilization was discovered by
A)Evans
B)Schliemann
C)Marinatos
D)Aeschylos
E)Euripides
20
"Cyclopaean" refers to
A)a group of islands
B)a kind of wall
C)a citadel
D)a style of painting
E)a grave circle







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