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Ancient Minoans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Minoans had a greater ability to manage what resource than nearly any other civilization in that era?

Question 2 2. Which common Minoan craft material had to be imported to the island?

Question 3 3. King _____, famous for building a complex labyrinth and being the son of Zeus, was a king of the Minoan civilization.

Question 4 4. The Minoan civilization existed on what island?

Question 5 5. The Mother Goddess of the Minoans was represented by _____ which were typically associated with eternal life, creation, and wisdom.

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Question 6 6. The most important, or at least most widespread, Minoan symbol was the _____, which was a double-headed axe.

Question 7 7. Which was a popular form of pottery in the Minoan civilization?

Question 8 8. Which animal did the Minoans often depict in their art?

Question 9 9. What animal was sacred to the Minoans?

Question 10 10. Which term BEST describes the Minoans?

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Question 11 11. What archaeologist is credited for discovering and naming the Ancient Greek civilization of the Minoans?

Question 12 12. Which Ancient Greek ruler commissioned Daedalus to build a labyrinth on Crete?

Question 13 13. Which of these events did NOT happen as Theseus journeyed to Athens?

Question 14 14. How did King Aegeus die in the myth of Theseus?

Question 15 15. How far did Minoan maritime trade networks expand?

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Question 16 16. What is a palace economy?

Question 17 17. Which of these funerary practices was most common among the Minoans?

Question 18 18. Minoan house tombs are often interpreted as a sign that the Minoans believed in a concept of continued life after death. What other aspect of Minoan funerary practices BEST supports that idea?

Question 19 19. Which of these accurately describes Minoan palace building materials?

Question 20 20. Knossos is an example of what?

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Question 21 21. Where was the Phaistos Disc discovered?

Question 22 22. The Phaistos Disc has been attributed to which ancient civilization?

Question 23 23. The ancient Minoans probably filled _____ with water for ritual purification.

Question 24 24. Which of the following was NOT a sacred space of the ancient Minoans of Crete?

Question 25 25. Minoan clothing was made primarily from wool and occasionally linen, which was made from _____ in Crete.

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Question 26 26. Which of the following was NOT a Minoan occupation?

Question 27 27. Aside from the presence of certain shellfish in archaeological sites, what other evidence do we have that the Minoans may have been one of the first people to make Tyrian purple dye?

Question 28 28. A popular sport of the Minoan civilization that both men and women participated in involved jumping and somersaulting over what?

Question 29 29. Which of the following was probably NOT performed in Minoan tree groves?

Question 30 30. Where were many frescoes and paintings found during the Minoan period?

Ancient Minoans Chapter Exam Instructions

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