With exams around the corner, you might be thinking ‘I should probably start doing some practice exams right around now’. But have you run out of practice questions for your Ancient Personality?

Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with 15+ HSC Ancient History Practice Questions for Personalities to help you prepare for Part III of the HSC Paper!

giphy (9)

Option A – Egypt: Hatshepsut

Question a) 10 Marks

Describe Hatshepsut’s claim to the throne.

Question b) 15 Marks

Assess the impact of Hatshepsut’s reign in her time.

 

Option B – Egypt: Akhenaten

Question a) 10 Marks

Describe Akhenaten’s religious policy.

Question b) 15 Marks

How have the images and interpretations of Akhenaten changed over time?

 

Option C – Egypt: Ramesses II

Question a) 10 Marks

Describe Ramesses II’s foreign policy.

Question b) 15 Marks

Assess the legacy of Ramesses II.

 

Option D – The Near East: Sennacherib

Question a) 10 Marks

Describe the organisation and administration of Sennacherib’s empire.

Question b) 15 Marks

Assess the contribution of Sennacherib to his time.

 

Option E – The Near East: Xerxes

Question a) 10 Marks

Describe Xerxes’ relationship with prominent Persians and non-Persians.

Question b) 15 Marks

Assess the impact and influence of Xerxes on his time.

 

Option F – The Near East: Hannibal

Question a) 10 Marks

Describe Hannibal’s strategies and campaigns in the Second Punic War.

Question b) 15 Marks

Evaluate the impact of Hannibal as a military general.

 

Option G – Greece: Pericles

Question a) 10 Marks

Describe the early political career of Pericles (to 460 BC).

Question b) 15 Marks

Assess the contribution of Pericles to his time.

 

Option H – Greece: Alexander the Great

Question a) 10 Marks

Describe Alexander’s relationship with Macedonians, Greeks and non-Greeks.

Question b) 15 Marks

Evaluate the impact of Alexander on his time.

 

Option I – Greece: Cleopatra VII

Question a) 10 Marks

Describe Cleopatra’s relationship with Mark Antony.

Question b) 15 Marks

How have the images and interpretations of Cleopatra changed over time?

 

Option J – Rome: Tiberius Gracchus

Question a) 10 Marks

Describe the lex agraria and its impact on Rome.

Question b) 15 Marks

Success or failure? Assess the contribution of Tiberius Gracchus to his time.

 

Option K – Rome: Julius Caesar

Question a) 10 Marks

Describe Julius Caesar’s personal relationships.

Question b) 15 Marks

Assess the impact and influence Julius Caesar had on his time.

 

Option L – Rome: Agrippina the Younger

Question a) 10 Marks

Describe the role Agrippina the Younger had during the reign of Claudius.

Question b) 15 Marks

How have the images and interpretations of Agrippina the Younger changed over time?

 


When he’s not devouring every book, film and television show he can get his hands on, Jack Theodoulou studies a double degree of Education/Arts majoring in English at the University of Sydney. Previously an instructor of classical guitar, Jack began coaching at Art of Smart in 2015. In his spare time, Jack often finds himself entangled in a love-hate relationship with creative writing and an occasional obsession with video games.

 

 

Join the other students who want to get a Band 6 in HSC Ancient History this year!

Subscribe now to receive a copy of our free 'How To Get a Band 6 in Ancient History' Guide delivered straight to your inbox! 

Check your email for your free copy of our guide 'How to Get a Band 6 in HSC Ancient History' e-Book!