GLY 1880 Topic 8

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The Script of Minoans is
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a hieroglyphic type of writing called \”linear A\”
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Most of the Clyclades group of Aegean Sea islands represents the submergerd tops of mountains composed of continental crust
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True
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the name minoan was given to the Bronze Age civilization of Crete by British acheologist Arthur Evans who named tham after the
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Greek mythical King Minos
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what happened to the center of Minoan civilization in crete when Santorini exploded?
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it was devastated by earthquakes and a tsunami
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What famous myth has the destruction of Santorini been associated with
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Atlantis
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Santorini is at the boundary of these two lithospheric plates
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African and the Aegean subplate of the Eurasian plate
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The volume of erupted material ranks Santorini how in regard to historic eruptions
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second
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Minoan art was produced strictly for political, religious or other social purposes
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False
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Does the post-Minoan eruption and volcanic history of Santorini indicate that it is still an active volcano
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Yes
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The Minoans were wealthy by Bronze Age standards, accumulating that wealth how?
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as maritime traders
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A famous archeological excavation on Santorini is
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Akrotiri
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Santorini is an island belonging to what country
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Greece
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Minoan women had a measure of equality greater than most of the ancient world
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True
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What happened to people of Santorini when the cataclysmic eruption occurred>
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most were safe, having already fled
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Subduction of this plate and the magma it generates by the subduction has helped create
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the south Aegean Volcanic Arc
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Radiocarbon ages suggest that the Santorini eruption occurred when?
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1627-1600 BC
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The center of the Bronze Age civilization of Minoans was on the island of
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Crete
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What style of eruption was Santorini?
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Plinian
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The end of the Santorini was marked by formation of a large submarine caldera
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True
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Not long after the eruption of Santorini, this civilization replaced the Minoans as the power in the region
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Mycenaean
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Minoan civilization flourished before which of these civilizations
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all of these
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The rectangular lagoon surrounded by the Santorini islands is
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a caldera

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