Quiz: Pericles And The History Of Athens

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Have you ever imagined meeting Pericles? Do you know the history of Athens? Pericles was a famous and influential Greek statesman, orator, and general of Athens during its golden age during two wars. He was proclaimed as “the first citizen of Athens. ” The period during which he ran Athens was 461 to 429 BC. This quiz will transport you back in time to meet Pericles. Get ready for the experience.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does Pericles mean by saying that Athens's government was a "pattern to others"?
    • A. 

      Athens copied the government of neighboring countries.

    • B. 

      Athens and its neighboring countries shared the same form of government.

    • C. 

      Athens was an example for other countries to follow.

  • 2. 
    According to Pericles, which of the following describes a democracy?
    • A. 

      A government that considers the needs of the few instead of the many

    • B. 

      A government that considers the needs of the many instead of the few

    • C. 

      A government under the control of a small group of people

  • 3. 
    Which of the following phrases best describes Pericles' view of Athenian democracy?
    • A. 

      All people are equal under the law.

    • B. 

      People do not have the right to rule themselves.

    • C. 

      The right to rule belongs to the few.

  • 4. 
    According to Pericles, which qualification is most important for a person who wants to serve their country?
    • A. 

      Power

    • B. 

      Wealth

    • C. 

      Strength

    • D. 

      Ability

  • 5. 
    An economy is the way in which a community organizes the manufacture and exchange of goods and services. Athens's economy was based on:
    • A. 

      Trade

    • B. 

      Farming

    • C. 

      Land

    • D. 

      Sea

  • 6. 
    Athenians bought and sold goods at a marketplace called the:
    • A. 

      Peloponnesus

    • B. 

      Council of 500

    • C. 

      Agora

  • 7. 
    Which sentence best describes education in Athens?
    • A. 

      Education did not include music.

    • B. 

      Book learning and physical training were both important.

  • 8. 
    Which statement describes the life of women in Athens?
    • A. 

      They had fewer rights than free men.

    • B. 

      They were not allowed to have jobs.

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