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Greece Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz will test your knowledge of the important concepts and figures in Chapter 5, section 2 of your Holt World History book.


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  • 1. 
    All are true of Greece's Dark Ages, also known as the Homeric Age, EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Traveling poets recited songs, ballads, and epic poems

    • B. 

      Most people were literate and enjoyed reading stories like The Odyssey

    • C. 

      People looked to myths to explain nature

    • D. 

      Civilization was not very advanced

    • E. 

      Historians don't really know if the poet Homer was one man or many

  • 2. 
    All are TRUE of Greek religion EXCEPT
    • A. 

      It emphasized high standards of personal morality

    • B. 

      It emphasized the value of self-control

    • C. 

      It did not save people from sin

    • D. 

      It could bring worldly benefits such as a good harvest or good luck

    • E. 

      The afterlife was not a major concern

  • 3. 
    All are TRUE of of the original Olympic Games EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Only men could compete

    • B. 

      Showing athleticism was a way to honor the gods

    • C. 

      There were no second or third prizes, only first

    • D. 

      They were held every four years in honor of Athena

    • E. 

      Common events were discus throwing and foot races

  • 4. 
    The proper order of ancient Greek government transition is
    • A. 

      Aristocracy, democracy, tyrants

    • B. 

      Tyrants, aristocracy, democracy

    • C. 

      Aristocracy, tyrants, democracy

    • D. 

      Hoplite, aristocracy, democract

    • E. 

      Democracy, aristocracy, tyrant

  • 5. 
    All are TRUE of early Greek democracy EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Slaves could not or participate or have political rights

    • B. 

      The city-state of Athens embraced democracy but Sparta did not

    • C. 

      Women could participate in government and even run for office

    • D. 

      The word democracy comes from the Greek for "people's rule"

    • E. 

      Only a small portion of the population was allowed to participate fully