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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Early Athenian tragedies are based on these.
(a) Personal stories.
(b) Bible stories.
(c) Well known legends.
(d) Children's literature.

2. This covered building is erected for the Panathenaic Games when Pericles decides to include musical events.
(a) Odeon.
(b) Temple of Dionysus.
(c) Fourth century stoa.
(d) Dorpfeld Theater.

3. This many main Gods are worshiped in Athens.
(a) Twenty.
(b) Two.
(c) Twelve.
(d) Eighty.

4. Marriage in Athens is _______.
(a) Voluntary.
(b) Arranged.
(c) Mandatory.
(d) Forbidden.

5. These houses are cut into the hillside.
(a) Semi-detached houses.
(b) Hill houses.
(c) Block houses.
(d) Workshop houses.

6. Authors suggest there is a link between the theater and this.
(a) Zeus.
(b) The Olympic games.
(c) Xerxes tent.
(d) Athena.

7. This event consists of discus, long jump, javelin, sprinting, and wrestling.
(a) Panhellenic.
(b) Panathenaic.
(c) Pentathlon.
(d) Triada.

8. In 487 BC, laws are passed that dictate candidates for archonship must be chosen in this manner, instead of being elected.
(a) By an election of kings.
(b) By assembly.
(c) By chance.
(d) By lot.

9. At the age of eighteen, Athenian boys must attend this.
(a) Charm school.
(b) Etiquette lessons.
(c) Civil assemblies.
(d) Military training.

10. Over half the population of Attica are this.
(a) Farmers.
(b) Politicians.
(c) Philosophers.
(d) Businessmen.

11. The Pythian games are held at this place.
(a) Madrid.
(b) Olympia.
(c) Crete.
(d) Delphi.

12. ___________ is credited with building the first stage.
(a) Xerxes.
(b) Hermes.
(c) Pericles.
(d) Thespis.

13. This is the best known storehouse for the equipment of the large Athenian navy.
(a) Arsenal of Philon.
(b) Arsenal of Athens.
(c) Arsenal of Delphi.
(d) Arsenal of Phaleron.

14. What is / are the most common forms of punishment in ancient Athens?
(a) Fines, confiscation of property, loss of rights, or exile.
(b) Flogging and branding.
(c) Imprisonment.
(d) Execution.

15. These objects are sparse, and generally made of wood.
(a) Doorways.
(b) Furniture.
(c) Window frames.
(d) Bathtubs.

Short Answer Questions

1. Sophocles is said to have introduced this.

2. This is the market place and political center of Athens in the fifth century.

3. Who serve as police officers, in a sense, in Athens?

4. How many members are there in the boule?

5. This house displays an early example of the Masonry style, with plaster molded into rectangles in different colors.

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