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World History Volume 1, to 1500

Check Your Understanding Questions

World History Volume 1, to 1500Check Your Understanding Questions

Check Your Understanding Questions

1 .
What were the three major Phoenician cities and where were they located?
2 .
What explains why iron replaced bronze as the metal of choice between 1200 and 900 BCE in the Near East and eastern Mediterranean?
3 .
What evidence suggests that Minoan civilization was conquered by the Mycenaeans?
4 .
What was the primary reason that Greeks established colonies overseas in the Archaic period?
5 .
What were Athens’s and Sparta’s expectations of their respective allies before and during the Peloponnesian War?
6 .
Under Athens’s democracy in the Classical period, how were Athenian citizens (free adult males) able to participate in the government?
7 .
In what ways did the efforts of Philip II ultimately lead to the success of Alexander the Great?
8 .
What were the boundaries of Alexander the Great’s empire by the time of his death in 323 BCE?
9 .
Why was there a period of wars following Alexander’s death in 323 BCE?
10 .
Who were the tribunes and what were their main powers as elected officials?
11 .
How did the plebeians win concessions from the ruling patricians during the Struggle of the Orders?
12 .
During the Punic Wars and the wars fought by Rome thereafter, why did Rome’s farmers come under stress?
13 .
What did Augustus actually accomplish with his efforts to “restore” the Republic?
14 .
Why did some Roman senators assassinate Julius Caesar?
15 .
During the wars between the members of the Second Triumvirate, what advantage did Octavian enjoy over his rivals?
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