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Chapter 8 Study Guide Ancient Greece. 1. How were Mycenaeans different from Minoans? The Mycenaeans lived on the Greek mainland.

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1 Chapter 8 Study Guide Ancient Greece

2 1. How were Mycenaeans different from Minoans? The Mycenaeans lived on the Greek mainland.

3 2. Why did the Greeks trade with other cultures?  to obtain food  To find products they needed  To learn new ideas

4 3. How was a Greek colony similar to a polis? Both were independent

5 4. How did Greeks living in city-states begin to think of themselves? Overtime, the Greek people living in city-states thought of themselves as residents of the city-state, and not as Greeks.

6 5. Which leader in Athens was the best at democracy?  Pericles

7 6. What is a representative democracy?  A representative democracy is where citizens elect officials to make the laws.

8 7. What is an oligarchy?  An oligarchy is a government in which only a few people have power.

9 8. How did people of Athens respond to Draco’s laws?  The people of Athens felt that Draco’s laws were too strict.

10 9.Who ruled the city-states after the kings?  After Greek city-states were ruled by kings, they were ruled by aristocrats.

11 10. Describe the first democracy in Athens? In the first democracy in Athens:  All citizens had the right to participate in the assembly  Every citizen had the right to speak  Citizens could serve on smaller councils

12 11. How did the Greeks apply the Iliad and the Odyssey in everyday life?  By trying to follow the examples of the great heroes in the story

13 12. What is a lyric poem?  A lyric poem is a poem set to music

14 13. What myth explained volcanic eruptions?  The myth about the god Hephaestus working in his fiery forge explained volcanic eruptions

15 14. Why did many ancient Greeks visit the oracle at Delphi?  Greeks visited the oracle at Delphi to ask the god Apollo questions

16 15. How did Greeks strongly influence our language? Page 226  Many rich words and expressions come from Greek mythology  Many prefixes, suffixes, and root words have Greek orgins

17 16. How have Ancient Greece myths influenced the way we live today?  Many of our words and phrases have come from Greek myths, including the “Achilles’heel,” a “Herculean” task, and “titanic”, as well as geographic references like Europe and the Atlas mountains. Greek myths have also influenced western literature, art, and film.  Movie – Troy  Literature – The Olympians  Art - Statues

18 17. Why did the Greeks feel the need to create city-states?  City-states were created to combine many small groups to gain protection and stability.


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