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1. Although what we know about the Trojan War is surrounded by myth, it has been proven that it happened, yet it is difficult to distinguish the myth from the facts. In which of the following works is the Trojan War discussed?
2. The Persian Wars were a series of wars fought by the Greek city states against the imperialistic Persian Empire. Which of the following battles was NOT fought during the Persian Wars?
3. After the victory in the Persian Wars, the glory and splendor of Ancient Greece reached its zenith. However, Athens and Sparta, the two greatest city-states, competed fiercely against each other and finally open war was upon them. This was the Peloponnesian War. Which of the following historians wrote in length about it?
4. Alexander the Great is the only military leader who is reputed to have been undefeated in battle. Which of the following was NOT one of his subordinates?
5. In the Hellenistic era, King Pyrrhus had the ambition of being the second Alexander the Great, by undoing the Romans and accomplishing in the West what Alexander did in the East. What was the name of Pyrrhus' kingdom?
6. In her efforts to become a leading power, Rome faced sufficient opposition from the city of Carthage in northern Africa (present day Tunisia), whose interests collided with those of Rome. After the three Punic Wars, Carthage was subjugated to Rome, but what was the year that marked her final collapse?
7. In the same year Carthage was destroyed, the Romans acquired control of Greece, defeating the Achaean League and burning the city of Corinth. Who was the Roman praetor whose legions won the day?
8. After the conquest of Greece, Rome continued to expand towards both the east and the west. Yet, there were periods of unrest within the Roman state, such as the slave rebellion of Spartacus. Which of the following historical figures did NOT have a part, as a commander of troops, in putting down the insurrection?
9. The Roman Empire reached its zenith around the reign of Emperor Trajan. One of Trajan's accomplishments was his conquest of Dacia, but who was the last king of that country?
10. As the years passed, the Roman Empire declined and Emperor Diocletian devised the system of Tetrarchy which, after his death, was the cause of a bitter civil war. One of the most decisive battles of the Civil Wars of the Tetrarhy was the Battle of the Milvian Bridge, fought in 312. Who was the victor?
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