How Well Do You Know About Greeks? Trivia Facts Quiz

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How Well Do You Know About Greeks? Trivia Facts Quiz

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  • 1. 
    I was the king of an island civilization that had a famous palace at Knossos ... 
    • A. 

      King Agamemnon

    • B. 

      King Minatour

    • C. 

      King Minos

    • D. 

      King Mithalaous

  • 2. 
    A blind, Greek poet who is believed to have created two epic poems. (circa 850 BC)
    • A. 

      Jonah

    • B. 

      Odysseus

    • C. 

      Homer

    • D. 

      Gomer

  • 3. 
    I was the powerful Mycenaean king, brother of Menelaus (had a death mask named after him).
    • A. 

      Agamemnon

    • B. 

      Paris

    • C. 

      Menelaus

    • D. 

      Leonidas

  • 4. 
    The face that 'launched a thousand ships'. The wife of Menelaus was kidnapped by Paris.
    • A. 

      Apasia

    • B. 

      Ms. Duckworth

    • C. 

      Hermione

    • D. 

      Helen

  • 5. 
    In approximately 1200 BCE the Mycenaeans were taken over by a people from the north called the 
    • A. 

      Aryans

    • B. 

      Dorians

    • C. 

      Minoans

    • D. 

      Romans

  • 6. 
    I was the Athenian lawmaker whose code of laws were written down and posted in public. The laws prescribed death for almost every offense (circa 7th century BC)
    • A. 

      Draco

    • B. 

      Hippias

    • C. 

      Lanfersiek

    • D. 

      Pericles

  • 7. 
    Early Athenian ruler, one of the Seven Wise Men, who outlawed slavery for debt, and introduced government reforms - Council of 400
    • A. 

      Hippias

    • B. 

      Homer

    • C. 

      Solon

    • D. 

      Pericles

  • 8. 
    I was the son of Darius who became the Persian king. I vowed revenge on the Athenians for my fathers loss at Marathon. I invaded Greece with 180,000 troops in 480 B.C.
    • A. 

      Cyrus

    • B. 

      Jack

    • C. 

      Xerxes

    • D. 

      Darius the Second

  • 9. 
    I was the Athenian ruler who introduced land reform and tax reform and was supported by the lower class … loans for olives!
    • A. 

      Pisistratus

    • B. 

      Hippias

    • C. 

      Isagoras

    • D. 

      Themistocles

  • 10. 
    An aristocrat called back to Athens and helped form a government called democracy.    Black rock - white rock
    • A. 

      Themistocles

    • B. 

      Darius

    • C. 

      Cleisthenes

    • D. 

      Homer

  • 11. 
    A form of government in which a few people have the power ... Sparta's form of government.
    • A. 

      Monarchy

    • B. 

      Oligarchy

    • C. 

      Democracy

    • D. 

      Tyranny

  • 12. 
    A state ruled over by a single person, as a king or queen: succession usually hereditary …
    • A. 

      Monarchy

    • B. 

      Oligarchy

    • C. 

      Democracy

    • D. 

      Tyranny

  • 13. 
    I was the Athenian statesman who persuaded Athens to build a navy and then led it to victory over the Persians at the battle of Salamis (527-460 BC)
    • A. 

      Cleisthenes

    • B. 

      Aristotle

    • C. 

      Themistocles

    • D. 

      Hippias

  • 14. 
    I was the Persian king who invaded Greece to teach them not to mettle in the affairs of the Ionian city-states. We suffered a loss to the Athenians at the Battle of Marathon.
    • A. 

      Draco

    • B. 

      Darius

    • C. 

      Xerxes

    • D. 

      Cyrus

  • 15. 
    Athenian messenger who ran to Sparta to ask for help in the battle of Marathon. Legend has it that he died after running back to Athens and announcing "Nike"
    • A. 

      Phillip II

    • B. 

      Phidippides

    • C. 

      Markadeicios

    • D. 

      Hippias

  • 16. 
    Date of the first Olympic games?
    • A. 

      1776 BC

    • B. 

      776 AD

    • C. 

      776 BC

    • D. 

      Hippias

  • 17. 
    A form of government in which citizens govern themselves.
    • A. 

      Monarchy

    • B. 

      Oligarchy

    • C. 

      Theocracy

    • D. 

      Democracy

  • 18. 
     A Greek warship known to be fast and maneuverable.
    • A. 

      Battleship

    • B. 

      Tribop

    • C. 

      Trireme

    • D. 

      Clipper ship

  • 19. 
    Son of Pisistratus. After his brother was killed he went a little crazy, turned mean, brutal and vindictive. 'Bad Tyrant'
    • A. 

      Hippias

    • B. 

      Homer

    • C. 

      Hector

    • D. 

      Joey the 'Revolter'

  • 20. 
    The Greek word for 'Victory'
    • A. 

      Aposte

    • B. 

      Dilly

    • C. 

      Nike

    • D. 

      Agora

  • 21. 
    A tunic worn by Greeks (and Mr. D)
    • A. 

      Chiton

    • B. 

      Toga

    • C. 

      Cheeson

    • D. 

      Dress

  • 22. 
    A form of government ruled by the noble, wealthy land-owning families.
    • A. 

      Democracy

    • B. 

      Oligarchy

    • C. 

      Tyranny

    • D. 

      Aristocracy

  • 23. 
    A form of government in which an absolute ruler is unrestrained by law or constitution.
    • A. 

      Oligarchy

    • B. 

      Tyranny

    • C. 

      Democracy

    • D. 

      Aristocracy

  • 24. 
    I lived in the basement of King Minos on the Island of Crete ...
    • A. 

      Gorgon

    • B. 

      Medussa

    • C. 

      Graham

    • D. 

       Minotaur

  • 25. 
    Name for that basement that housed a half-human, half-bull monster ...
    • A. 

      Labyrinth

    • B. 

      Lanfersiek Land

    • C. 

      Dungeon

    • D. 

       laboratory

  • 26. 
    The name was given to the slaves owned by the city-state of Sparta.
    • A. 

      Hellenes

    • B. 

      Arete students

    • C. 

      Helots

    • D. 

      Hopies

  • 27. 
    The first and largest arch in Mycenae  ... entry way.
    • A. 

      Walrus Way

    • B. 

      Lions Gate

    • C. 

      Gorgon Gate

    • D. 

      Dragons Door

  • 28. 
    One of the most important battles in history ... a naval (on the sea) conflict won by the Greeks.
    • A. 

      Battle of Thermopalaye

    • B. 

      Battle for Masada

    • C. 

      Battle of Midway

    • D. 

      Battle of Salamis

  • 29. 
    Name for a Greek foot soldier.
    • A. 

      A light warrior

    • B. 

      An immortal

    • C. 

      A centurian

    • D. 

      A hoplite

  • 30. 
    An epic poem about the last year of the Trojan War.
    • A. 

      The Odyssey

    • B. 

      The Iliad

    • C. 

      Epic of Gilgamesh

    • D. 

      The Ambrosian