Order Alexandria in Egypt Discussion

Order Alexandria in Egypt Discussion
131. All of the following are true of Alexandria in Egypt EXCEPT that
(A) the city no longer exists because Julius Caesar burned it down
in 48 BCE
(B) it had the largest Jewish population in the world during the
Hellenistic period
(C) it had an extraordinary library
(D) its lighthouse was one of the so-called Seven Wonders of the Ancient
World
(E) it was located on the Mediterranean Sea
132. Local men could advance within the administration of the Hellenistic
kingdoms by learning
(A) rhetoric
(B) geometry
(C) philosophy
(D) Greek
(E) mathematics
133. Laocoön and His Sons is a famous Hellenistic
(A) historical painting
(B) sculpture
(C) opera
(D) comedy of manners
(E) tragedy
134. During the Hellenistic period, all of the following were forms of religious
expression EXCEPT
(A) the worship of healing divinities
(B) ruler cults
(C) the cult of Isis
(D) the cult of Caracalla
(E) Jewish worship at the Second Temple
135. Aristarchus of Samos is known as the
(A) first scientist in Europe to dissect cadavers
(B) developer of the paideia school of child-rearing
(C) originator of the theory that the world is made of atoms
(D) genius behind the first geometric axioms
(E) creator of a heliocentric model of the solar system
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136. Epicureans taught all of the following EXCEPT that
(A) the universe is infinite and eternal
(B) women and slaves could be regular members of their school
(C) all human knowledge is based on experience and perception
(D) active citizenship is an overrated way to achieve happiness
(E) the gods reward and punish humans in this life, not the next one
137. For their service in the royal armies of the Hellenistic kingdoms,
professional soldiers from Greece and Macedonia received
(A) weapons
(B) slaves
(C) land grants
(D) precious stones
(E) pensions
138. The so-called successor kings to Alexander divided his empire
into which three new kingdoms?
(A) Macedonian, Persian, and Egyptian
(B) Antigonid, Seleucid, and Ptolemaic
(C) Attalid, Macedonian, and Ptolemaic
(D) Seleucid, Bactrian, and Parthian
(E) Ptolemaic, Cassandran, and Antipaterian
139. In Book II of Politics, Aristotle wrote, “Even when laws have been written
down, they should not always remain unaltered.” This is the basic principle
behind
(A) checks and balances
(B) federalism
(C) amendments to a constitution
(D) the three-fifths compromise
(E) division of powers
140. All of the following are true about the battle of Chaeronea in 338 BCE
EXCEPT that
(A) it ended Greek independence for decades
(B) it led to the creation of a federation of Greek states
(C) the winning general was Alexander the Great
(D) the forces of Athens and Thebes were destroyed
(E) it unified Greece under Macedonian control
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141. All of the following were true of Philip II EXCEPT that
(A) he was the father of Alexander the Great
(B) he was assassinated in 336 BCE
(C) he was a skilled military innovator and leader
(D) his ultimate goal was to conquer Greece
(E) he formed the League of Corinth
142. Diogenes was a
(A) Stoic
(B) Epicurean
(C) Peripatetic
(D) Cynic
(E) Neoplatonist
143. The wealthy capital of the kingdom of the Attalids in western Anatolia
was
(A) Pergamum
(B) Bactra
(C) Antioch
(D) Cyrene
(E) Tyre
144. Basic characteristics of Hellenistic culture included all of the following
EXCEPT
(A) the overwhelming impact of royal wealth
(B) a concentration on private rather than public matters
(C) an increased interaction among diverse peoples
(D) a shared culture based on the use of the Macedonian language
(E) a fusion of the ancient Greek world with the cultures of the Middle
East and southwestern Asia
145. All of the following advanced the fields of science or anatomy
in the Hellenistic age EXCEPT
(A) Ctesibius
(B) Erasistratus
(C) Praxagoras of Cos
(D) Herophilos of Chalced
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