Geography - Ancient Greece

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Ancient Greece Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    One affect of geography was that Greek city-states were isolated from each other.  What two geography "things" caused this isolation?  Choose the best answer. *isolated means alone and not able to communicate easily with others.
    • A. 

      Resources and high mountains

    • B. 

      High mountains and islands

    • C. 

      Islands and weather

    • D. 

      Resources and weather

  • 2. 
    Although many crops wouldn't grow in Greece, crops such as olives and grapes grew well on Greek land.  What was the main geography "reason" that led to the Greeks choosing to grow these two crops?  Choose the best answer. 
    • A. 

      The rivers of Greece created fertile land where these crops could thrive.

    • B. 

      The climate (rain) was perfect for the amount of water these two crops need to thrive without Greeks having to water them.

    • C. 

      Greece had little flat land and these two crops can grow with small amounts of land.

    • D. 

      The high mountains provide the cooler temperature needed for these two crops to grow.

  • 3. 
    The Ancient Greeks lived near the sea.  How did this affect them?  Choose the best answer.
    • A. 

      The Greeks who lived in the islands were able to spy on the islands belonging to the Persian Empire. They were able to figure out how to attack Persian boats sailing near their islands.

    • B. 

      The sea provided Greeks with excellent resources that they used to trade with people living in the Greek colonies located near the Black Sea.

    • C. 

      The Ancient Greeks became great scientists and they became the first to figure out how to do reverse osmosis to filter the salt out of salt water so they could have fresh drinking water.

    • D. 

      Being near the sea led to a diet that included seafood. Also, many Greek men worked as fisherman, net makers, or sailors as a result.

  • 4. 
    The geography affected the choices of Greek farmers.  What were some examples of the crops and animals that the farmers choose that would work best with the environment they were in and provide good resources?  Choose the best answer that shows some of the choices (not all).
    • A. 

      Cattle, sheep, horses, bees (for honey),and banana.

    • B. 

      Sheep, goats, bees (for honey), pigs, and olives.

    • C. 

      Chickens, grapes, goats, donkeys, and cherries.

    • D. 

      Mules, cattle, goat, olives, and grapes.

  • 5. 
    An Ancient Greek, Bok Meha, decided to sail east from Athens.  What best describes what Bok Meha would find to the east of Athens?  Choose the best answer.
    • A. 

      The Black Sea and Africa.

    • B. 

      The Aegean Sea and The Persian Empire.

    • C. 

      The Adriatic Sea and The Persian Empire,

    • D. 

      The Ionian Sea and Turkey/Asia Minor.

  • 6. 
    Let's think about the affects of proximity (closeness) of some Greek states to the Persian Empire around the time of 450 B.C.E.  What might Megatin, a reasonable student, infer about the Greeks that live near to the border with Persia?  Choose the most reasonable inference:  
    • A. 

      Greeks that are close to the border with Persia might not want to be at risk of a battle with the Persians. They live so far away from the other Greeks that they might not be able to communicate and agree about the Persians.

    • B. 

      Greeks that are close to the border with Persia probably want to attack Persia so that the Greeks can get the resources that are right near the border.

    • C. 

      Greeks that are close to the border with Persia are probably jealous that the other Greeks in the islands own boats. They are probably pretending to be neutral about the entire Persia vs. Greeks thing so they can actually storm the Greek islands and get boats for themselves.

    • D. 

      Greeks that are close to the border with Persia might want to trade with the Greek colonies near Persia so they probably don't want a Persia vs. Greek fight.

  • 7. 
    Geography affected trade routes and resources.  Which sentence best explains how geography affected trade in some way?  Choose the best answer.
    • A. 

      Farming was very hard and all Greeks had to rely on trade to get enough food to survive.

    • B. 

      The ocean trade routes were simple to figure out and gave Greeks an advantage over other traders. This allowed Greeks to have the greatest variety of resources compared to other civilizations.

    • C. 

      Some Greeks relied on trade because they had too little land to grow everything they required.

    • D. 

      Geography created farm land in the Greek islands where main land Greeks could go to start colonies, which were often successful and produced a lot of food.

  • 8. 
    Strangely, one could say that geography even affects people's behavior!  It's hard to say for sure, but what is a reasonable inference that a smart student, Anakilvin, might make about how geography affected the choices made by some of the Ancient Greeks?  Choose the best reasonable inference:
    • A. 

      Greek women were more likely to want to wear pants since they wouldn't want to get their skirts wet from the ocean water.

    • B. 

      Greeks might lie about being a colonist because they don't want the Persian army to come after them if they aren't with their friends/family.

    • C. 

      Fisherman would probably become really curious about where all the seas go so they would sail away and go on adventure trips a lot, leading to their wives wanting to divorce them.

    • D. 

      Some Greeks might have little resources and not feel close to other Greeks, which might lead to stealing.

  • 9. 
    Some Ancient Greeks became colonists when Greek communities grew and not enough farmland was available to feed all the people.  What was true about the colonists?  Choose the best description: 
    • A. 

      The colonists discovered that farming was not very easy in the colonies. Although some colonists did well, most could not find good farm land.

    • B. 

      Colonists went to places like Asia Minor and became pretty isolated from the rest of Greece. They adapted to Persian culture but would still help their families back home by sharing food resources.

    • C. 

      Colonies were set up in paces like Asia Minor and near the Black Sea. The colonists became very wealthy through farming and trade and were still a part of Greek culture and community.

    • D. 

      Many colonists went to Asia Minor and conquered land from local people (Persians); the colonist then started a farm, grew rich, and returned to Greece to compete in the Olympic Games!

  • 10. 
    What geographic features can be found in the land we call Ancient Greece?  Choose the best answer:
    • A. 

      A peninsula, an isthmus, and islands.

    • B. 

      Mountains, an isthmus, and a delta.

    • C. 

      A peninsula, a plateau, and islands.

    • D. 

      Islands, mountains, and a valley.