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Knossos: Quiz


Question 1: The practice was finally confirmed archaeologically (see under ________).
Minoan civilizationAncient GreeceAegean civilizationsMycenaean Greece

Question 2: This chamber has an ________ seat identified by Evans as a "throne" built into the north wall.

Question 3: The city of Knossos remained important through the Classical and Roman periods, but its population shifted to the new town of Handaq (modern ________) during the 9th century AD.

Question 4: (See ________) One remarkable feature of their art is the colour-coding of the sexes: the men are depicted with ruddy skin, the women as milky white.
Aegean civilizationsMycenaean GreeceAncient GreeceMinoan civilization

Question 5: Chersiphron (________) architect
6th century BC5th century BC8th century BC7th century BC

Question 6: The site has had a very long history of human habitation, beginning with the founding of the first ________ settlement circa 7000 BC.
Linear Pottery cultureNeolithicVinča cultureCucuteni-Trypillian culture

Question 7: The throne is flanked by the Griffin Fresco, with two ________ couchant (lying down) facing the throne, one on either side.
GriffinUnicornEagle (heraldry)Salamander (legendary creature)

Question 8: Labyrinth may have come from ________, a Lydian word referring to a double, or two-bladed, axe.
LabrysGreek mythologyMinoan civilizationAthena

Question 9: The term '________' may be misleading: in modern English, it usually refers to an elegant building used to house a head of state or similar.
Official residenceFlorenceRomePalace

Question 10: On three sides of the room are ________ benches.
United StatesGypsumHaliteAnhydrite


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