The Acropolis Of Athens Quiz

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Athens Quizzes & Trivia

Quiz about the Acropolis and surrounding buildings.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The monumental marble gateway to the Acropolis is called the __________
  • 2. 
    What is at the highest point of the Acropolis?
    • A. 

      Temple of Athena Nike

    • B. 

      Parthenon

    • C. 

      Altar of Athena

  • 3. 
    What is the largest theatre built onto the lower slopes of the Acropolis Rock?  The _______
  • 4. 
    Which of these statements about the Erechtheun are true?
    • A. 

      The complex design is due to the need to preserve the adjacent sacred buildings

    • B. 

      Its design in plan is based upon the ancient symbols for the Godess Athena

    • C. 

      The temple housed some of the oldest and most sacred Athenian relics including the marks of Poseidon's trident

  • 5. 
    Like most temples in Greece, the Parthenon was also used as a treasury. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The Parthenon is thought of as the most perfect Doric temple ever built. There is a subtle relationship between the curvature of the stylobate, taper of the noas walls and the _______ which creates a slight bulge in the columns.
  • 7. 
    Athena was worshipped as the goddess of victory in war in this small temple, the _________
  • 8. 
    Which order are the columns on the Parthenon?
    • A. 

      Doric

    • B. 

      Ionic

    • C. 

      Corinthian

  • 9. 
    Although the buildings on the Acropolis were not planned to follow any strict orientation like the Romans preferred, which way were the Parthenon, the old Temple of Athena, the Erechtheum and the Propylea roughly orientated along their long axis?
    • A. 

      North-South

    • B. 

      East-West

  • 10. 
    What does the word 'acropolis' actually mean?
    • A. 

      Sacred mount

    • B. 

      Sky city

    • C. 

      Highest city