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1. When the Dorians conquered the ancient Mycenaeans in Greece and began a period of time called the Greek Dark Ages (1100 to 700 B.C.) one of the areas they left alone was the land of Attica where the Athenians lived. Why?
2. By the time of the Greek Dark Ages the Athenians had already abolished the monarchy and had moved on to a government run by nobles, an aristocracy. What were the aristocrats called?
3. A shortage of horses in Athens during the Greek Dark Ages led to a new way of fighting called the phalanx. This method had been used since the beginning of civilization, by which ancient group of Mesopotamians?
4. What were the Greek soldiers who fought in the phalanx called?
5. The Athenians during the Greek Dark Ages created a government in which membership was determined by wealth after they determined that an aristocracy did not work well for them. What is this type of government called?
6. As the bitter class struggle continued during the Greek Dark Ages, which aristocratic man was chosen to deal with the social problems? Today he is known as "The Lawgiver".
7. During the Greek Dark Ages, as the Athenians were developing democracy, members of the Assembly had the right to exile any person for any reason.
8. During the Greek Dark Ages, the polis of Athens began to develop the world's first democracy. All those who met certain requirements were allowed to meet in the Assembly. However, the method of order in the Assembly made decision making a very slow process. Consequently, what smaller committee was formed to take care of more urgent business?
9. Oddly enough, the person responsible for putting the finishing touches on Athenian democracy during the Greek Dark Ages was Cleisthenes, a statesman who actually seized control of the government illegally. What did the Athenians call these men who were not elected by the people?
10. During the Greek Dark Ages, Athens, as well as the other Greek city-states, developed a separate and unique culture that really did not involve cooperating with fellow Greeks on any level. Which foreign nation threatened the freedom of the Greeks by invading in 490 B.C.?
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