The Greeks History: Trivia Facts! Quiz

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The Greeks History: Trivia Facts! Quiz

Greek history is divided into the following eras: Stone Age, Paleolithic, Neolithic. Ancient Greece belongs to a period of Greek history that lasted from the Dark Ages to the end of antiquity. In general usage, it refers to all Greek history before the Roman Empire. Take this quiz and learn more about Greek history.


Questions and Answers
  • 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