8th Grade World History- The Ancient Greeks

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  • 1. 
    A government in which a small group of people holds power 
    • A. 

      Direct democracy

    • B. 

      Oligarchy

    • C. 

      Representative democracy

  • 2. 
     In early-Greek states, an open area that served as both a market and meeting place
    • A. 

      Satrap

    • B. 

      Peninsula

    • C. 

      Agora

  • 3. 
    Person who was conquered and enslaved by the ancient Spartans
    • A. 

      Philosopher

    • B. 

      Helot

    • C. 

      Satrap

  • 4. 
    The Greek mainland is a body of land with water on three sides, otherwise known as
    • A. 

      Peninsula

    • B. 

      Island

    • C. 

      Continent

  • 5. 
    A system that Darius used to unite his empire under one government
    • A. 

      Satrapies

    • B. 

      Democracy

    • C. 

      Colony

  • 6. 
    What sea lies along the west coast of Greece?
    • A. 

      Aegean Sea

    • B. 

      Ionian Sea

    • C. 

      Mediterranean Sea

  • 7. 
    The early Greek city-state, made up of a city and the surrounding countryside and run as an independant country
    • A. 

      Agora

    • B. 

      Helot

    • C. 

      Polis

  • 8. 
    Which two city-states went to war for control of Greece in the Peloponnesian War
    • A. 

      Athens and Sparta

    • B. 

      Helots and Athens

    • C. 

      Sparta and Helots

  • 9. 
    Captive workers in Sparta
    • A. 

      Spartans

    • B. 

      Helots

    • C. 

      Athenians

  • 10. 
    A settlement in a new territory that keeps close ties to its homeland
    • A. 

      Oligarchy

    • B. 

      Democracy

    • C. 

      Colony

  • 11. 
    The Mycenaeans were invaders of the Greek mainland around 1900 B.C. and became the first Greek kings
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The Minoans became wealthy from their farming.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Sparta became an oligarchy and Athens was ruled by democracy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The most important leader after Peisistratus dies was Cleisthenes, who made the government of Athens a democracy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    After Herodotus dies in 486 B.C., his son Xerxes became the Persian king.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The Greek historian __________________ wrote History of the Persian Wars
  • 17. 
    _________________ are thinkers who ponder questions about life.
  • 18. 
    After the Persian Wars, the leading figure in Athenian politics was ___________________.
  • 19. 
    Knossos was located on the island of ___________________.
  • 20. 
    Darius divided the Persian Empire into 20 states called __________________.
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