Athens Quiz Chapter 27

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Athens Quiz Chapter 27

By Zainab Albadri & Aisha Algalham


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Point/Circle Athens. Or check the location of the map in the History Alive book. The correct answer is in the Document.
  • 2. 
    Athens was located in central Greece, only four miles from the...?
    • A. 

      A.) Aegean Sea

    • B. 

      B.) Ionian Sea

    • C. 

      C.) Mediterranean Sea

    • D. 

      D.) Black Sea

  • 3. 
    Sparta was located on a narrow plain in the part of Greece known as...?
    • A. 

      A.) Corinth

    • B. 

      B.) Argos

    • C. 

      C.) Peloponnesus

    • D. 

      D.) Athens

  • 4. 
    Sparta is located in Peloponnesus, which surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and was about...? 
    • A. 

      A.) 15 miles from sea.

    • B. 

      B.) 25 miles from sea.

    • C. 

      C.) 20 miles from sea.

    • D. 

      D.) 24 miles from sea.

  • 5. 
    Point/Circle Sparta on the map. Or check the location on the map in the History Alive book in section 2.
  • 6. 
    Why was Athens called a democracy? (Answer will vary)
    • A. 

      A.) Every citizen free males over 18 and born in Athens) could take part in the city's government.

    • B. 

      B.) A group of 500 citizens were chosen to be on the Council of 500 that ran the day-to-day business of the government.

    • C. 

      C.) Every citizen belonged to the Assembly, which met every ten to debate issues and vote on laws.

    • D. 

      D.) All of the above.

  • 7. 
    Why was Sparta called an oligarchy? (Answer will vary)
    • A. 

      A.)The ruling power of Sparta was in the hands of a few people who were called the council of Elders.

    • B. 

      B.)The assembly in Sparta had very little power and did not debate issues.

    • C. 

      C.)The council of Elders consisted of men who were at least 60 years old, from noble families, and elected to lifetime terms.

    • D. 

      D.) All of the above.

  • 8. 
    How did Athenians get the goods they needed for everyday life? (Answer will vary)
    • A. 

      A.) Athenians bought and sold goods at a huge marketplace called the agora.

    • B. 

      B.) Athenians developed their own metal coins to make trad easier.

    • C. 

      C.) Athenians traded with other city-states and with several foreign lands to get the goods and resources they needed.

    • D. 

      D.) All of the above.

  • 9. 
    How did Spartans get the goods they needed for everyday life? (Answer will vary) 
    • A. 

      A.) Sparta did conduct some trade, but discouraged trade, in general. Its system of money heavy iron bars was difficult to use

    • B. 

      B.) Slaves and non citizens grew food and made goods, while Spartan men served as soldiers.

    • C. 

      C.) Spartans relied on farming and on conquering other people to get what they needed.

    • D. 

      D.) All of the above.

  • 10. 
    How did Athenians educate their children? (Answers will vary) 
    • A. 

      A.) Girls did not learn to read to read or write. Instead they learned by helping their mothers with household tasks, such as cooking, cleaning, spinning, and weaving. Some girls also learned ancient secret songs and dances for festivals.

    • B. 

      B.) Boys began military training at age 18. Afterward, some wealthy young men studied with private teachers.

    • C. 

      C.) Boys were taught at home until about 6 or 7, and then went to school until age 14. They learned reading, writing, arithmetic, literature, sports, and music.

    • D. 

      D.) All of the above

  • 11. 
    How did Spartans educate their children? (Answer will vary)
    • A. 

      A.) At the age of about 20, Spartan men were given a test of fitness, military ability, and leadership skills. If they passed, they became soldiers and citizens.

    • B. 

      B.) Boys were taught to be brave soldiers by learning how to suffer physical pain without complaining.

    • C. 

      C.) Boys and girls received military training from the age 7. Boys lived and trained in barracks.

    • D. 

      D.) All of the above.

  • 12. 
    How were women and slaves treated in Athens? (Answer will vary)
    • A. 

      A.) Women and slaves were not citizens and had far fewer rights than free men did.

    • B. 

      B.) A few women had jobs, but most women managed the household and raised children.

    • C. 

      C.) Slaves performed a variety of jobs, some of them highly skilled. Some slaves worked under harsh conditions in the silver mines.

    • D. 

      D.) All of the above.

  • 13. 
    How were women and slaves treated in Sparta? (Answer will vary)
    • A. 

      A.) Women lived the same simple life as men but had many more rights than other Greek women had.

    • B. 

      B.) There were more slaves also called helots in Sparta than there were citizens. Helots were treated very harshly because the Spartans were afraid the slaves would revolt.

    • C. 

      C.) Helots had some rights, such as buying their freedom if they saved enough money.

    • D. 

      D.) All of the above.