1. Which BEST explains why Minoan civilization was able to develop its rich culture?
a. Its advanced war technology and tactics helped it conquer most of its neighbors and plunder their wealth and culture.
b. Its island location and trading activities allowed it to acquire ideas and technology from other civilizations.
C. Its abundant agriculture helped it become a food exporter, which led to great wealth.
d. Its extensive mining activities, especially gold and silver, attracted many scholars to Crete.
2. What other cultures influenced Minoan civilization?
a. the Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilizations
b. the French and British civilizations
c. the Phoenician and Babylonian civilizations
d. the Roman and the Mongol civilizations
3. Why did the Mycenaeans come to power in the mainland and Crete?
a. They had the most advanced culture.
b. They inherited power from Minoans.
c. Their markets were the most prosperous.
d. They invaded and conquered the lands.
4. According to the text, what are some of the values apparent in the Iliad and the Odyssey?
a. equality, liberty, and justice
b. humor, hospitality, and humility
c. honor, courage, and eloquence
d. materialism, literacy, and artistry
5. According to Greek legend, what sets off the Trojan War?
a. The goddess Athena competes with the goddess Aphrodite.
b. The Trojan Paris kidnaps Helen, wife of a Greek king.
c. The Greek Odysseus stops worshiping Greek gods.
d. The Trojan Hector does battle with the Greek Achilles.
I believe the answer is:
1.B . Its island location and trading activities allowed it to acquire ideas and technology from other civilizations.
When minoan traders is conducting a business with traders from other culture, they would interract with one another. During this interraction, an exchange of knowledge and culture would most likely happen between them. Since Minoan culture trades with many cultures, they able to collect different varieties of ideas and tehcnology.
2.a the Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilizations
The egyptian and Mesopotamian civilizations were considered to be the largest trading partner that the Minoan ever had. Due to the large number of transactions that they have, the amount of interractions and exchange in culures among them are also massive.
3.d . They invaded and conquered the lands
When they invade and conquered these lands, they would took a lot of natural resources from these territories, and force their conquest to do various activities for them. Over time, the number of their conquest become even larger and they became one of the major powers in mainland and Crete.
4 c. honor, courage, and eloquence
Odyssey is depicted as someone who had all the general archetype of heroes. He acted only for good purposes, not afraid to face enemies that even seem stronger than he is, and his behaviour is so eloquence which make it impossible for other people around him to disrespect him.
5. b. The Trojan Paris kidnaps Helen, wife of a Greek king.
The act of 'Kidnapping' only occurs in the perspective of the Greek King. If we see it on the perspective of both Trojan and Helen, they are eloping, since they both love each other. Burned with anger, the Greek King initiate an attack which later started the Trojan War.