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Study Guide Answers

1.     The Etruscans established their domain in the region known as ________________ .
     Etruria
2.     According to the Greek historian , Herodotus, _________________ of Lydia fled the famine of his own country and founded the Etruscan race around the 13th Century B.C.
     Tyrrhenus
3.     Scholars have found that each major Etruscan center was preceded by a(n) ______________________ [Greek/Villanovan/Egyptian] settlement.
     Villanovan
4.     The Etruscans did not recognize the practice of religion, nor did they worship any gods. True or false?
     Villanovan
5.     Briefly describe the activities that took place each year at the festival for the confederation of Etruscan city-states.
     religious worship, chariot racing, boxing, wrestling, track & field events
6.     What were "lucumones"?
     noble landowners
7.     By 600 B.C., the Etruscans began moving southward to conquer the towns of _______________.
     Latinum
8.     What were some of the things that contributed to the Etruscans' success in battle?
     strong mineral resources for weapons, sturdy shoes, adept horsemen
9.     Why were the Etruscans especially known for their craftsmanship?
     They were skilled in jewelry-making, pottery, & metal working
10.     The structure of Etruscan society was based on _______________________ .
     feudalism
11.     What are "sarcophagi"?
     stone coffins
12.     "Bucchero" was a special type of __________________ [jewelry/architecture/ceramic] invented by the Etruscans.
     ceramic
13.     Most of what we know about the Etruscans has been learned by studying their ________________ [manuscripts/art/sunken ships].
     art
14.     Briefly discuss ways in which the Etruscans were an advanced civilization
     discussion
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