The Greeks History: Trivia Facts! Quiz

15 Questions | Total Attempts: 158

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  • 1. 
    The Greeks had a large surplus of metals and minerals they traded for grapes and olives.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Herodotus was the "Father of Medicine"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Greek deities were anthropomorphic.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The 2 most Important city-states in Greece were Athens and Thebes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Athens was a democracy, while Sparta was a military oligarchy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The greatest leader of Athens was Xenophanes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The Persian Wars between Greece and Persia were eventually both won by the Greeks.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The Athenians led the Peloponnesian League while the Spartans controlled the Delian League.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The revolt of the Greek city-states in Anatolia led to the Persian Wars.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The Athenians won the Peloponnesian War.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    When the Greeks developed their alphabet it:
    • A. 

      Was probably used for inventories, keeping track of economic items

    • B. 

      May have been originally used to write plays

    • C. 

      Was so difficult only highly educated scribes could use it

    • D. 

      Was used only to write poetry

  • 12. 
    Which of the following best describes Greek gods:
    • A. 

      The gods were always former humans who had been elevated to divine status by great acts or courage and heroism

    • B. 

      The gods were immortal but imperfect (having many human faults) but were extremely powerful

    • C. 

      The gods were largely uninterested in human affairs

    • D. 

      Remote powerful nature spirits who rarely impacted mankind

  • 13. 
    What was the central ritual of Greek religion?
    • A. 

      Baptism

    • B. 

      Sacrifice

    • C. 

      Fasting

    • D. 

      Feasting

  • 14. 
    What enabled the rowers of Athenian battleships to gain an equal voice in the democratic system?
    • A. 

      A vote in the Athenian Assembly

    • B. 

      War with Minoans

    • C. 

      The Hoplite Revolt

    • D. 

      The great importance of the navy to Athenian military

  • 15. 
    For the Greeks, the Aegean Sea was seen as
    • A. 

      A barrier to trade

    • B. 

      A barrier to invasion

    • C. 

      A highway to the lands surrounding them

    • D. 

      Irrelevant to their affairs