Ancient Greece Culture Facts: Quiz! Trivia

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Ancient Greece Culture Facts: Quiz! Trivia

Do you know about Ancient Greece and its culture? Do you want to learn some cool things about this early civilization? Geography had an enormous effect on the ancient Greek civilization. The people of ancient Greece found the saltwater and the coastline to be beneficial to them, as they became fishermen and sailors. There were also some crops, but it was seafood that generally sustained them. If you want to find out more, use this quiz.


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 famous battle occurred during Mycenaean history?
    • A. 

      The crusades

    • B. 

      The Persian War

    • C. 

      The trojan war

  • 5. 
    What three groups made up a polis?
  • 6. 
    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

  • 7. 
    What type of government had 2 kings, 5 ephors, and a consul of elders?
  • 8. 
    Who had an Oligarchy?
  • 9. 
    Who canceled out all land debt and freed people who were slaved?
  • 10. 
    The chief God was:
    • A. 

      Poseidon

    • B. 

      Zeus

    • C. 

      Ares

    • D. 

      Hades

  • 11. 
    The God of the Sun was:
    • A. 

      Apollo

    • B. 

      Mercury

    • C. 

      Ares

    • D. 

      Athena

  • 12. 
    What theme typically dealt with 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

  • 13. 
    Sophocles wrote this famous work:
  • 14. 
    What form of government did Plato favor?
    • A. 

      Direct democracy

    • B. 

      Republic democracy

    • C. 

      Republic

    • D. 

      Constitutional democracy

    • E. 

      Senate power

  • 15. 
    Alexandria attracted whom?
    • A. 

      Poets

    • B. 

      Writers

    • C. 

      Philosophers

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    What did Eratosthenes determine?
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