Greece The Persian Wars Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why was the Ionian Revolt in 499 BCE significant?
    • A. 

      Athenian aid given to the Ionians angered Darius.

    • B. 

      The Greeks beat the Persians for the first time.

    • C. 

      It was the first time that the Athenians and the Spartans joined forces.

    • D. 

      It resulted in the first peace treaty in history.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is the correct order for the most significant Persian War battles?
    • A. 

      Marathon, Mycale, Thermopylae, Platea, Salamis.

    • B. 

      Marathon, Thermopylae, Salamis, Platea, Mycale.

    • C. 

      Mycale, Salamis, Marathon, Thermopylae, Platea.

  • 3. 
    Significant Greek leaders during the Persian Wars included
    • A. 

      Lycurgus, Aristotle, Pericles.

    • B. 

      Ephialtes, Salamis, Mycenae

    • C. 

      Milatides, Themistocles, Leonidas

  • 4. 
    What factors contributed to the Greek victory at Marathon?
    • A. 

      The Persian cavalry was not used, and the Greek's attack at close quarters meant that the arrows of the Persian archers had no effect.

    • B. 

      The Persians did not have enough soldiers.

    • C. 

      The Greek phalanx caused confusion in the Persian lines.

    • D. 

      The Persian fleet was destroyed by a huge storm.

  • 5. 
    Why was the Greek victory at the Marathon significant?
    • A. 

      The Olympic Games began as a celebration of the Greek victory.

    • B. 

      It represents the first time that Sparta and Athens combined their efforts.

    • C. 

      It was a moral victory for Athenian democracy.

    • D. 

      After their defeat, Persia was never again a threat to Greece.

  • 6. 
    After their loss at Marathon, the Persians gave up on their plan to conquer Greece.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    What action finally tipped the scales toward a Persian victory in the battle at Thermopylae?
    • A. 

      Leonidas suffered a broken phalanx and could only fight left-handed.

    • B. 

      Leonidas had trouble sleeping because of nightmares and, as a result, became too tired to fight.

    • C. 

      The Spartans loved fighting in the shade, and the sun was especially bright at Thermopylae.

    • D. 

      A traitor named Ephialtes gave away the location of a secret pass through the mountains.

  • 8. 
    What were Persia's elite fighting forces called?
    • A. 

      The Fists of Fury.

    • B. 

      The Immortals.

    • C. 

      The Avengers.

    • D. 

      The Hurricane of Hurt.

  • 9. 
    Who commanded the Greek naval forces at Salamis?
    • A. 

      Ramces.

    • B. 

      Themistocles.

    • C. 

      Gotusnes

    • D. 

      Demokraseas

  • 10. 
    The naval battle at Salamis was the last Greek victory of the Persian Wars.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    How did Themistocles interpret the Oracle at Delphi's response that "a wooden wall will not fail?"
    • A. 

      He interpreted "wooden wall" to mean the Greek's wooden naval ships.

    • B. 

      He replaced Athens' stone wall with a picket fence.

    • C. 

      He set to planting thorn bushes all around Athens.

    • D. 

      Like most, he had no idea what the Oracle meant.

  • 12. 
    What advantages did the Greeks have in the battle at Salamis?
    • A. 

      The Greeks used the intelligence of dolphins to guide their naval maneuvers.

    • B. 

      The Greeks knew the Persian forces could not swim, so they abandoned their ships and fought the Persians from the water.

    • C. 

      The Greeks used lies to lure the larger, slower Persian ships into small bays and channels.

    • D. 

      Greek triremes were smaller and more maneuverable than Persian ships.

  • 13. 
    What is one reason Greek victory was so important during the Persian Wars?
    • A. 

      If Persia had won, the story of the Trojan War might never have been told.

    • B. 

      If Persia had won, they could have easily moved on to conquer a very young Rome and alter Western history.

    • C. 

      If Persia had won, Rome might never have been built.

    • D. 

      If Persia had won, the Olympics would have been canceled.

  • 14. 
    The Golden Age of Greece followed Greek victory in the Persian Wars.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    What excuse did the Spartans give for not helping the Greeks at Marathon?
    • A. 

      They assumed that Persia would win, and the Spartans hated to lose.

    • B. 

      They had to complete their harvest first.

    • C. 

      They were in the midst of a rebellion by their helot slaves.

    • D. 

      They were celebrating a religious festival.

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