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Greece Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz tests your knowledge of the important concepts in Chapter 5, section 5 in your Holt World History book.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The main reason for the Persian Wars (500 B.C.- 479 B.C) was
    • A. 

      Greece wanted to take over Persia

    • B. 

      Persia tried to take over the Greeks in Asia Minor (modern Turkey)

    • C. 

      Greeks of Asia Minor rebelled against Persian dominion

    • D. 

      Athens teamed with Persia to overtake Sparta

  • 2. 
    All are TRUE of the famous Battle of Thermopylae during the Persian Wars EXCEPT
    • A. 

      A group of badly outnumbered Spartans refused to surrender

    • B. 

      The battle took place at sea

    • C. 

      The Spartan's courage bought other city-states time to prepare their forces

    • D. 

      Xerxes was in command of the Persian forces

    • E. 

      The Spartans were eventually surrounded and killed

  • 3. 
    All are results of the Persian Wars EXCEPT
    • A. 

      The city of Athens was destroyed and had to be rebuilt

    • B. 

      The Greeks gained confidence with the success over the Persians

    • C. 

      The Delian league was created to form an alliance of city-states

    • D. 

      The Persian Empire became increasingly weak and "fell"

  • 4. 
    Pericles was
    • A. 

      An important Greek philosopher

    • B. 

      An Greek architect

    • C. 

      An influential statesman who made Athens the political capital of Greece

    • D. 

      A poet

    • E. 

      An enemy of Athens

  • 5. 
    All are TRUE of the Peloponnesian War EXCEPT
    • A. 

      They were a reaction to Sparta's tyranny over Greece

    • B. 

      The Spartans had a stronger army than Athens

    • C. 

      A plague broke out in Athens during the siege

    • D. 

      The war went on for almost 30 years

    • E. 

      Athens lost and became a second-rate power