Topic 5 Assessment

A map shows the Mediterranean region during the Persian Wars, from 490 to 479 B C.
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  1. Identify Major Causes and Describe Effects of Events Write a paragraph that describes how wars with Persia influenced the development of ancient Greece. Use the map above to trace the route of the Persian army and explain the importance of a shift in Greek politics due to the Persian Wars. Consider the position of Greek city-states prior to the Persian Wars, the role of Athens in the wars, and the Delian League.
  2. Describe Major Influences Write a paragraph that identifies and describes how ancient Greece was affected by Solon and Cleisthenes as well as religious traditions. Consider Solon's reforms, Cleisthenes's principle of isonomia, or equal rights for all before the law, and the importance of Greek gods in daily life.
  3. Identify Characteristics Write a paragraph that identifies the characteristics of Greek monarchies and explains why the Greeks moved away from them. Consider early Greek government, the definition of monarchy, and why the Greeks shifted away from monarchies. Which other types of government did Greek society eventually have?
  4. Identify Characteristics Write a paragraph that identifies the differences between democracy and oligarchy in ancient Greece. Consider the definitions of democracy and oligarchy, and how these two forms of government influenced ancient Greek society.
  5. Describe Rights and Analyze Information Draw a chart detailing the rights of citizens and noncitizens in ancient Greece. After organizing the chart, write a paragraph that describes the rights of both groups, including similarities and differences. Consider property rights, voting rights, and legal protection.
  6. Identify Influence of Ideas Write a paragraph that identifies the relevance of the excerpt below to the concept of “trial by a jury of your peers” in ancient Greece. Consider the meaning of direct democracy and the qualifications and responsibilities of citizenship in Athens. Be sure to include what expanded citizenship participation in government meant to citizens.

    “Pericles believed that all citizens, regardless of wealth or social class, should take part in government. Athens therefore began to pay a stipend, or fixed salary, to men who participated in the Assembly and its governing Council. This reform enabled poor men to serve in government.”


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Table of Contents

World History Topic 1 Origins of Civilization (Prehistory–300 B.C.) Topic 2 The Ancient Middle East and Egypt (3200 B.C.–500 B.C.) Topic 3 Ancient India and China (2600 B.C.–A.D. 550) Topic 4 The Americas (Prehistory–A.D. 1570) Topic 5 Ancient Greece (1750 B.C.–133 B.C.) Topic 6 Ancient Rome and the Origins of Christianity (509 B.C.-A.D. 476) Topic 7 Medieval Christian Europe (330–1450) Topic 8 The Muslim World and Africa (730 B.C.-A.D. 1500) Topic 9 Civilizations of Asia (500–1650) Topic 10 The Renaissance and Reformation (1300–1650) Topic 11 New Global Connections (1415–1796) Topic 12 Absolutism and Revolution Topic 13 The Industrial Revolution Topic 14 Nationalism and the Spread of Democracy (1790–1914) Topic 15 The Age of Imperialism (1800–1914) Topic 16 World War I and the Russian Revolution (1914–1924) Topic 17 The World Between the Wars (1910–1939) Topic 18 World War II (1930–1945) Topic 19 The Cold War Era (1945–1991) Topic 20 New Nations Emerge (1945–Present) Topic 21 The World Today (1980-Present) United States Constitution Primary Sources 21st Century Skills Atlas Glossary Index Acknowledgments