Ancient Greece

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Ancient Greece Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What role did the geography around Greece play in its protection and history?
    • A. 

      The mountains created separate city-states. This caused intense rivalries.

    • B. 

      They were very outgoing.

    • C. 

      The mountains allowed people to keep their close family in their own little village.

  • 2. 
    What is the greek word for heroism?
  • 3. 
    Where did the Minoans live?
    • A. 

      Sicily

    • B. 

      Crete

    • C. 

      Thera

    • D. 

      Troy

    • E. 

      Sparta

  • 4. 
    What are the two theories that explain why the Minoan civilization ended?
  • 5. 
    What famous battle occurred during Mycenaean history?
    • A. 

      The crusades

    • B. 

      The Persian War

    • C. 

      The trojan war

  • 6. 
    What three groups made up a polis?
  • 7. 
    Why did the Greeks leave their home to create colonies?
    • A. 

      Hated being rivals with so many people

    • B. 

      Scared of invasion

    • C. 

      Wanted to be able to have their own religion

    • D. 

      Hated the oligarchy

    • E. 

      Good farmland

  • 8. 
    What type of government had 2 kings, 5 ephors, and a consul of elders?
  • 9. 
    Who had an Oligarchy?
  • 10. 
    Who canceled out all land debt and freed people who were slaved?
  • 11. 
    The chief God was:
    • A. 

      Poseidon

    • B. 

      Zeus

    • C. 

      Ares

    • D. 

      Hades

  • 12. 
    The God of the Sun was:
    • A. 

      Apollo

    • B. 

      Mercury

    • C. 

      Ares

    • D. 

      Athena

  • 13. 
    What theme typically dealt within Greek tragedy?
    • A. 

      Good and evil

    • B. 

      Rights of individuals

    • C. 

      Nature of divine forces

    • D. 

      Nature of human beings

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    Sophocles wrote this famous work:
  • 15. 
    What form of government did Plato favor?
    • A. 

      Direct democracy

    • B. 

      Republic democracy

    • C. 

      Republic

    • D. 

      Constitutional democracy

    • E. 

      Senate power

  • 16. 
    Alexandria attracted whom?
    • A. 

      Poets

    • B. 

      Writers

    • C. 

      Philosophers

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    What did Eratosthenes determine?