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Social Studies 11-12 Test

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alliance
(12-2) a formal union between two nations, joined in a common cause
Hellenistic
(12-3) Greek-like, relating to Greek history and culture frojm the time of Alexander the Great's rule to 146 BCE
barter
(11-2) a system of trading in which people exchange goods or services directly, without use of money
plague
(12-2) a highly contagious, widespread disease that is often fatal
ephor
(11-4) one of five elected officials who supervised the kings of Ancient Sparta
lyric poetry
(12-4) poems that express personal emotions, often having musical sound patterns
democracy
(11-2) a system of government in which the people rule, either directly or through elected representatives
agora
(12-1) a market place in Ancient Greece, often used as a meeting place
city-state
(11-1) a self-governing unit made up of a city and its surrounding villages and farmland
philosopher
(12-2) a person who seeks wisdom through intellectual means and moral discipline
sanctuary
(11-3) a place of worship such as a church, temple or mosque
oligarchy
(11-2) a system of government in which a few people rule, usually aristocrats
helot
(11-4) a state slave in Ancient Sparta
tragedy
(11-3) a serious drama in which the hero, is brought to defeat by a character flaw
conquest
(12-3) the defeat of a nation or group, often by force
monarchy
(11-2) a system of government in which a monarch- a kin, queen, or emperor- is the sole and absolute ruler
tyrant
(11-2) a ruler who has seized total power, not limited by a constitution or by other officials, especially, one in ancient Greece
comedy
(11-3) a humorous play that has a happy ending

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