The History Of Ancient Greece

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The History Of Ancient Greece

The history of the religious practices followed by the Ancient Greek, Roman And Egyptian involves belief in Gods and Goddesses. We have covered the different gods and what they were associated with in the three civilizations. Take up the quiz below and check if you understood the topic fully. All the best!


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  • 1. 
    What did Homer say about the city of Troy?
  • 2. 
    Define hoplite.
    • A. 

      Heavily armed infantryman or foot soldier

    • B. 

      A wall of shields created by foot soldiers marching shoulder to shoulder in a rectangular formation

    • C. 

      A citizen of Sparta

    • D. 

      Soldiers who fought on horseback

  • 3. 
    Heaviliy armed infantrymen or foot soldiers are known as __________.
    • A. 

      Hoplites

    • B. 

      Phalanx

    • C. 

      Spartans

    • D. 

      Cavalry

  • 4. 
    Define ostracism.
    • A. 

      The process for temporarily banning ambitious politicians from the city by popular vote

    • B. 

      The practice by which a somebody seizes power by force from aristocrats to become the leader and gains support from the newly rich and the poor and maintains power by using hired soldiers and fighting tactics

    • C. 

      "the rule of many," government by the people, either directly or through their elected representatives

    • D. 

      Engagement in or the activities involved in war or conflict

  • 5. 
    Athenians devised the practice of ________ to protect themselves against overly ambitious politicians.
    • A. 

      Ostracism

    • B. 

      Tyranny

    • C. 

      Democracy

    • D. 

      Warfare

  • 6. 
    In order to know the will of the gods, the Greeks consulted a(n) _________.
    • A. 

      Oracle

    • B. 

      Delphi

    • C. 

      Festival

    • D. 

      Temple

  • 7. 
    Define oracle.
    • A. 

      A sacred shrine where a god or goddess was said to reveal the future through a priest or priestess

    • B. 

      One of the most important religious sanctuaries of the ancient Greek world

    • C. 

      A day or period of celebration, typically a religious commemoration

    • D. 

      A building devoted to the worship, or regarded as the dwelling place, of a god or gods or other objects of religious reverence

  • 8. 
    Define philosophy.
    • A. 

      An organized system of thought

    • B. 

      Written works, esp. those considered of superior or lasting artistic merit

    • C. 

      The art of writing and producing plays

    • D. 

      The abstract science of number, quantity, and space

  • 9. 
    _________ comes from the Greek word that means "love of wisdom."
    • A. 

      Philosophy

    • B. 

      Literature

    • C. 

      Theatre

    • D. 

      Mathematics

  • 10. 
    What helped to make Greek city-states fiercely independent?
    • A. 

      The physical geography

    • B. 

      The political differences

    • C. 

      The different religious beliefs

    • D. 

      The cultural differences

  • 11. 
    How did the physical geography of Greece affect the Greeks?
    • A. 

      It helped to make their city-states fiercely independent.

    • B. 

      It encouraged them to focus on truth and beauty.

    • C. 

      It was one of the factors that made them fierce, skilled warriors.

    • D. 

      It prevented contact with other civilizations.

  • 12. 
    Which Greek civilization was a military state focused on the art of war?
    • A. 

      Sparta

    • B. 

      Athens

    • C. 

      Persia

    • D. 

      Minoan

    • E. 

      Mycenae

    • F. 

      Macedonia

  • 13. 
    Which of the following best describes Sparta?
    • A. 

      A city-state that valued alliances with other cultures

    • B. 

      A Macedonian democracy

    • C. 

      A strict society run by helots

    • D. 

      A military state focused on the art of war

  • 14. 
    How did the Cleisthenes' giving Athenian assembly a central political role affect Athens?
    • A. 

      They created the foundation for democracy in Athens.

    • B. 

      They began to practice ostracism.

    • C. 

      Greece became the first even monarchy.

    • D. 

      Greeks became interested in philosophy and theatre.

  • 15. 
    How did Cleisthenes create the foundation for the democracy in Athens?
    • A. 

      By giving the Athenian assembly a central political role

    • B. 

      By declaring war on Sparta

    • C. 

      By giving aristocrats' land to the poor

    • D. 

      By discouraging the study of the arts

  • 16. 
    How did Greeks react to the threat of the Persian Empire?
    • A. 

      They set aside their differences and became allies.

    • B. 

      They fled Greece.

    • C. 

      They battled Persia AND each other in a big four-way war.

    • D. 

      They welcomed the Persians into their homes.

  • 17. 
    What brought Sparta and Athens together as allies?
    • A. 

      The threat of the Persian Empire

    • B. 

      Their common values, beliefs, and culture

    • C. 

      The movement of the Delian League to Athens

    • D. 

      The Great Peloponnesian War

  • 18. 
    Who benefited from the power struggles of Athens, Sparta, and Thebes?
    • A. 

      Philip II of Macedonia

    • B. 

      The Delian League

    • C. 

      Women in all three societies

    • D. 

      Pericles of Athens

  • 19. 
    Who was Philip II?
    • A. 

      King of ancient Macedonia

    • B. 

      King of ancient Greece

    • C. 

      One of the greatest of the ancient Athenian philosophers

    • D. 

      He conquered Persia, Egypt, Syria, Mesopotamia, Bactria, and the Punjab

  • 20. 
    Who defined the subject of logic?
    • A. 

      Aristotle

    • B. 

      Plato

    • C. 

      Socrates

    • D. 

      Alexander the Great

  • 21. 
    Which of the following is true of Aristotle?
    • A. 

      He defined the subject of logic.

    • B. 

      He developed the Pythagorean theorem.

    • C. 

      He designed the Parthenon, the greatest example of the classical Greek temple.

    • D. 

      He is considered the greatest historian of the ancient world.

  • 22. 
    Who was Aristotle?
    • A. 

      One of the greatest of the ancient Athenian philosophers

    • B. 

      Pupil of Plato

    • C. 

      Teacher of Alexander the Great

    • D. 

      ALL OF THESE!!!

    • E. 

      NONE OF THESE!!!

  • 23. 
    Who was Aeschylus?
    • A. 

      The father of Greek tragic drama

    • B. 

      A great archaeologist who constructed the Parthenon

    • C. 

      Ancient Greece's greatest philosopher

    • D. 

      Philip II's son, ruler of ancient Macedonia

  • 24. 
    Who was Sophocles?
    • A. 

      The second of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose work has survived

    • B. 

      The greatest archaeologist of ancient times

    • C. 

      An ancient mathematician

    • D. 

      ALL!!!

  • 25. 
    What do Aeschylus and Sophocles have in common?
    • A. 

      They wrote tragedies.

    • B. 

      They developed mathematical proofs.

    • C. 

      The studied under Plato.

    • D. 

      They were gifted historians.

  • 26. 
    How did Alexander benefit from being brought on military campaigns by his father?
    • A. 

      He became better prepared for kingship.

    • B. 

      He was suitable to join the military.

    • C. 

      He could now legally vote.

    • D. 

      His teacher didn't have to worry about Alexander not being ready to be king.

  • 27. 
    How did Alexander's father prepare him for kingship?
    • A. 

      By bringing him on military campaigns

    • B. 

      By having him brought up in Athens

    • C. 

      By enlisting him in the Spartan army

    • D. 

      By sending for Socrates to tutor him

  • 28. 
    Who was Alexander's father?
    • A. 

      Philip II

    • B. 

      Socrates

    • C. 

      Homer

    • D. 

      An unknown helot

  • 29. 
    What was Alexander's cultural legacy?
    • A. 

      His strong skills as a military leader

    • B. 

      The gold and silver that his conquests brought to Greece and Macedonia

    • C. 

      The spread of Greek language, architecture, literature, and art

    • D. 

      The possession of the entire Persian Empire

  • 30. 
    ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS OF GREECE:                     |MINOANS                   | MYCENEANS  | SPARTANS                     | ATHENIANS LOCATION| Crete                          | Peloponnese  | Peloponnese                 | Attica VALUES     | sports, nature           | heroic deeds  | discipline, military arts | philosophy, art TRADE       | sea trading empire | pottery              | trade discouraged         | pottery Which of the following statements is supported by the information in the table?
    • A. 

      The Spartans had more in common with the Mycenaeans than with the other civilizations.

    • B. 

      The Spartans and the Athenians had many common interests.

    • C. 

      The Minoans and the Mycenaeans were allies.

    • D. 

      All four civilizations existed at the same time.

  • 31. 
    What two Greek civilizations had the most in common?
    • A. 

      Spartans and Mycenaeans

    • B. 

      Spartans and Athenians

    • C. 

      Minoans and Mycenaeans

    • D. 

      Athenians and Minoans

  • 32. 
    A Greek dramatist would most likely be a citizen of which of the following?
    • A. 

      Athens

    • B. 

      The Minoan civilization

    • C. 

      The Mycenaean civilization

    • D. 

      Sparta

  • 33. 
    Complete this table.
    • A. 

      CLICK HERE!!!

    • B. 

      NO, CLICK HERE!!!

  • 34. 
    Did you get the last question correct? Be honest!
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 35. 
    How did the formation of the Delian League give proof to the saying that strength lies in unity?
    • A. 

      The Delian League provided a democratic forum for all Greek city-states.

    • B. 

      After the collapse of the Delian League, the Greeks were conquered.

    • C. 

      When the Macedonians and Greeks worked together, they ended the Persian Empire.

    • D. 

      The Delian League led to the spread of Greek language in modern-day Pakistan.

  • 36. 
    What did the Mycenaeans and Spartans have in common?
    • A. 

      Location and values

    • B. 

      Values and trade

    • C. 

      Location and trade

    • D. 

      Location, values, and trade

  • 37. 
    When did the Greek civilizations begin to unite?
    • A. 

      When the Macedonians invaded Greece

    • B. 

      During the Great Peloponnesian War

    • C. 

      During the Age of Pericles

    • D. 

      During the Dark Age

  • 38. 
    Who did The Great Peloponnesian War involve?
    • A. 

      Athens and Sparta

    • B. 

      Athens and Persia

    • C. 

      Persia and Sparta

    • D. 

      Mycenae and Sparta

  • 39. 
    Just before the Great Peloponnesian War (and after the defeat of the Persians) what civilizations did Greece consist of?
    • A. 

      Minoan

    • B. 

      Mycenae

    • C. 

      Sparta

    • D. 

      Athens

    • E. 

      Thebes

  • 40. 
    What event blinded the major Greek states to the threat of Macedonia?
    • A. 

      The Great Peloponnesian War

    • B. 

      The Age of Pericles

    • C. 

      The establishment of Sparta

    • D. 

      The end of the Persian Empire

  • 41. 
    By colonizing, what was most likely the plan of the Greeks?
    • A. 

      The Greeks relied heavily on their navy.

    • B. 

      The Greeks planned to conquer all of Western Europe.

    • C. 

      The Greeks had little interest in colonization.

    • D. 

      Greece was the largest colony in the empire.