Ancient Greece: Chapter 26

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Ancient Greece Quizzes & Trivia

Ancient Greek was the language spoken by the people of Ancient Greece from the 9th to 4th century B. C. Over the week we have been able to cover much of the facts on Ancient greed. The quiz below is designed to test how much you understood. Give it a try!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What period of time did Monarchy last for in Ancient Greece? 
    • A. 

      2014 - 2015 CE

    • B. 

      2000 - 800 BCE

    • C. 

      650 - 400 BCE

    • D. 

      1800 - 600 BCE

  • 2. 
    The monarchs became leaders, when they took their power to gain control.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Click all that apply and are true about Monarchy.
    • A. 

      The governing power is in the hands of one person, usually a king

    • B. 

      A few people had control

    • C. 

      Greek monarchs rose to power through inheritance

    • D. 

      All of the citizens made decisions, and they were all equal

  • 4. 
    Check all the powers Greek kings had.
    • A. 

      They had the authority to make laws and act as judges.

    • B. 

      They conducted religious ceremonies

    • C. 

      They could have any job they wanted

    • D. 

      They could use force to punish people, who had disobeyed the laws or didn’t pay their taxes.

  • 5. 
    The kings of Ancient Greece, had councils of aristocrats to advise them. The word aristocrat is formed from a Greek word that means “best.” The aristocrats were wealthy men who had inherited large pieces of land.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Check all that apply, to how kings lost their power in Ancient Greece.
    • A. 

      The farmers overthrew them

    • B. 

      The aristocrats soon realized that, as a group, they were stronger than their king. They wanted a share of the king’s power

    • C. 

      In some city-states, aristocrats insisted that their king obtain the crown through an election rather than an inheritance.

    • D. 

      They were overthrown by invaders

  • 7. 
    What period of time did the Oligarchs rule in Ancient Greece?
    • A. 

      900 - 800 BCE

    • B. 

      800 - 650 BCE

    • C. 

      2013 - 2014 CE

    • D. 

      1000 - 850 BCE

  • 8. 
    Check all that was true about Oligarchy in Ancient Greece?
    • A. 

      The power lies in the hand of all the people

    • B. 

      One person gain the power through inheritance

    • C. 

      One person gains the power by using force

    • D. 

      In an oligarchy, the ruling power is in the hands of a few people

  • 9. 
    Greek oligarchs were called _______
  • 10. 
    Oligarchs lived very comfortable lives, they often did...(Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Hunting

    • B. 

      They might host or attend parties

    • C. 

      Swimming

    • D. 

      Chariot races

  • 11. 
    Oligarch were not good leaders, they did stuff such as... (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Making farmers give them all their money

    • B. 

      They ignored the needs of the majority of the people

    • C. 

      They passed laws that favored the rich, the oligarchs protected and increased their own wealth

    • D. 

      They used the army to force others to obey these unjust laws

  • 12. 
    People started to hate the oligarchs, what did they do?
    • A. 

      They killed the oligarchs

    • B. 

      They stole the oligarchs' money

    • C. 

      Eventually, the poor turned to other leaders who promised to improve their lives. Typically, these leaders were in the army. Backed by the people, they used their soldiers to throw the oligarchs out of power.

    • D. 

      They destroyed the oligarchs' homes

  • 13. 
    What period of time did Tyranny in Ancient Greece happen?
    • A. 

      500 - 300 BCE

    • B. 

      650 - 500 BCE

    • C. 

      2013 - 2014 CE

    • D. 

      900 - 800 BCE

  • 14. 
    Most tyrants in Ancient Greece were _________
  • 15. 
    Check the ways, that Tyranny is different than Monarchy.
    • A. 

      A tyrant cannot claim that the laws of the land give him the right to rule.

    • B. 

      A tyrant is evil, and a king is good

    • C. 

      There are no legal limits on his powers.

    • D. 

      A tyrant’s son does not usually inherit his father’s power

  • 16. 
    Tyranny is sometimes called a ______
  • 17. 
    Most Greek tyrants were military leaders who gained the support of the people by promising them more rights. And some tyrants in ancient Greece, were likely to take and keep control by force.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    In a tyranny, the ruling power is in the hands of one person who ______
  • 19. 
    Most tyrants were good leaders, they...(Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Gave people money

    • B. 

      Some canceled the debts of struggling farmers

    • C. 

      Others were hostile to aristocrats and took away their land

    • D. 

      They made changes that improved the lives of the poor

  • 20. 
    Tyrants lost power in Athens because...(Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      They were nice to some people, but not the poor, so the poor rebeled

    • B. 

      When Hippias came into power, he ruled harshly

    • C. 

      He paid spies to report anyone who criticized him

    • D. 

      The people finally drove him from power

  • 21. 
    Democracy in Ancient Greece lasted from...
    • A. 

      2002 - 2015 CE

    • B. 

      800 - 600 BCE

    • C. 

      1000 - 500 BCE

    • D. 

      500 - 400 BCE

  • 22. 
    Democracy, or _______
  • 23. 
    In a democracy...
    • A. 

      There was 1 leader, that came to power through inheritance

    • B. 

      All citizens share in the ruling power

    • C. 

      There was 3 leaders

    • D. 

      There was 1 leader, who seized power

  • 24. 
    In Athens' type of democratic government _______
  • 25. 
    How did direct democracy work in Athens?
    • A. 

      They could speak their mind

    • B. 

      They went around town and asked people, what they voted for

    • C. 

      The city had an assembly, or lawmaking group. Any free man could speak in this assembly and vote on a possible new law or a proposal to go to war. Free men also ran the city’s day-to-day business.

    • D. 

      They had a judge, that listened to everyones' decisions

  • 26. 
    Why didn't all Greeks believe that democracy was a good type of government?
    • A. 

      Powerful speakers sometimes persuaded ordinary citizens to vote unwisely. Often, an assembly reversed important decisions after just a few weeks. Problems like these led most city-states to return to earlier forms of government, such as dictatorships and oligarchies.

    • B. 

      Some wanted to become kings

    • C. 

      Some fought with each other

    • D. 

      Some didn't like each others' decisions

  • 27. 
    The Ancient Greek contributed an amazing gift to the world, by giving us ______
  • 28. 
    Ancient Greek Communities were called ______