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Molossus (dog): Quiz


Question 1: A Roman copy of a Greek original sculpture of a guard dog (known as the Jennings Dog) is generally considered to represent a Molossus and can be seen at the ________.
British MuseumNational Gallery (London)Imperial War MuseumVictoria and Albert Museum

Question 2: Virgil says that in ancient ________ the heavier Molossian dogs were often used by the Greeks and Romans[6] for hunting (canis venaticus) and to watch over the house and livestock (canis pastoralis).

Question 3: The breed was a native to Greece and the rest of the ________, it later migrated to Italy and other places of the Greek World by Hellenic tribes who started to colonize in various regions of the world.
BalkansEuropeEastern EuropeWestern Europe

Question 4: Others argue that it was primarily a lightweight dog used for hunting and herding with physical characteristics more akin to Greyhounds or possibly the versatile ________.
Blue LacyHerding dogCatahoula CurBorder Collie

Question 5: Some scholars contend that the Molossus was a dog used by the ________[3] for fighting[4].
Classical antiquityAncient GreeceAlexander the GreatRoman Greece

Question 6: The Molossus (Greek: Μολοσσός) is an extinct breed of ________.
Coat (dog)Canine reproductionDog healthDog

Question 7: This ancient[1] extinct breed of dog is commonly considered to be the ancestor (in rivalry with the Alaunt, the dog of the ________) of today's Mastiff[2]-type dogs and of many other modern breeds.
ScythiansAlansSarmatiansIranian peoples

Question 8: Most scholars agree the Molossus originated with the Molossis people in the mountainous regions of northwest Ancient Greece (modern Greece northwest and Southern ________ before the Common Era).
SerbiaAlbaniaBosnia and HerzegovinaCroatia


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