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Quiz

  1. Who was the contemporary of and successor to Schliemann at Troy?
      a. Carl Blegen
      b. Wilhelm Dörpfeld
      c. Frank Calvert
      d. Manfred Korfmann
  2. What name has been given to the type of walls found at Mycenae?
      a. cyclopean
      b. megalithic
      c. awesome
      d. gigantic
  3. What seems to have been the Hittite name for Troy?
      a. Troia
      b. Ilios
      c. Hissarlik
      d. Wilusa
  4. In what region is the origin of Homer likely to be found?
      a. Asia Minor
      b. the Peloponnese
      c. Attica
      d. Crete
  5. In a widely held theory, to whom was the destruction of Bronze Age settlements attributed?
      a. the Assyrians
      b. the Hittites
      c. the Dorians
      d. the Egyptians
  6. Who is responsible for the creation of the first true alphabet?
      a. the Phoenicians
      b. the Greeks
      c. the Hebrews
      d. the Sumerians
  7. When can we locate the emergence of Homer's epics?
      a. the eighth century B. C.
      b. the fifth century B. C.
      c. the late Bronze Age
      d. the Dark Ages
  8. In which layer of settlements did Carl Blegen locate Homer's Troy?
      a. Troy II
      b. Troy VI
      c. Troy VIII
      d. Troy VIIa
  9. How many settlements were located on the hill of Hissarlik?
      a. 8
      b. 9
      c. 7
      d. 10
  10. Who is principally credited with unlocking the mystery of Linear B?
      a. Sir Arthur Evans
      b. Carl Blegen
      c. Michael Ventris
      d. Milman Parry
  11. Who is responsible for excavating at Pylos?
      a. Carl Blegen
      b. Heinrich Schliemann
      c. Sir Arthur Evans
      d. Frank Calvert
  12. Which palace contains the famous Lion Gate?
      a. Pylos
      b. Cnossus
      c. Tiryns
      d. Mycenae
  13. What is a common Homeric epithet for Mycenae?
      a. "rich in gold"
      b. "land of running horses"
      c. "fierce in battle"
      d. "city of broad streets"
  14. When can we date the Late Bronze Age?
      a. 3000-2000 B. C.
      b. 1600-1100 B. C.
      c. 6000-3000 B. C.
      d. 2000-1600 B. C.
  15. Who unearthed the Palace of Minos at Cnossus?
      a. Heinrich Schliemann
      b. Carl Blegen
      c. Sir Arthur Evans
      d. Wilhelm Dörpfeld
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