Ancient Greece

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Ancient Greece Quizzes & Trivia

This is a quiz on Chapter 6 Ancient Greece. It is a summary of material that the students should be able to answer.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    1.  Who is the poet that wrote about the Trojan War?
    • A. 

      Troy

    • B. 

      Homer

    • C. 

      Pericles

    • D. 

      Socrates

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    What group of Athenians benefited most from democracy?
    • A. 

      Men who were citizens of Athens benefited most.

    • B. 

      Women of Athens benefited most.

    • C. 

      Men and Women who were citizens of Athens benefited most.

    • D. 

      All men of Athens benefited most.

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    A person who uses the power of the mind to understand natural events is a _____________?
    • A. 

      Astronomer

    • B. 

      Artisan

    • C. 

      Olympian

    • D. 

      Philosopher

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    What is a serious story that usually ends in disaster for the main character.
    • A. 

      Tribute

    • B. 

      Tragedy

    • C. 

      Plague

    • D. 

      Epic

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    What is important about Marathon?
    • A. 

      They are held in all cities.

    • B. 

      Those who live there are known for their great bread.

    • C. 

      Aristole founded it.

    • D. 

      It is the site of a famous battle in which the Greeks defeated the Persians.

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Why were there so many city-states in ancient Greece?
    • A. 

      Because they did not have a common language.

    • B. 

      Because they did not worship the same gods.

    • C. 

      Because they were to busy farming to unite.

    • D. 

      Because they were separated by geographic barriers.

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    What portion of the population of Athens were citizens?
    • A. 

      All were citizens except for slaves.

    • B. 

      Half the people were citizens.

    • C. 

      One in five were citizens.

    • D. 

      One in twenty were citizens.

  • 8. 
    Serious Greek plays were known as
    • A. 

      Epics

    • B. 

      Comedies

    • C. 

      Operas

    • D. 

      Tragedies

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    The main source of wealth in Athens was 
    • A. 

      Trade and silver

    • B. 

      Art and architecture

    • C. 

      Agriculture

    • D. 

      Looting other city-states

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    Women in ancient Athens
    • A. 

      Could vote

    • B. 

      Ran the home and the family

    • C. 

      Could own property

    • D. 

      Spent most of their time outdoors

    • E. 

      None of the above