Quiz: Ancient Greece

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Quiz: Ancient Greece

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How does the physical geography of Greece effect its development?
    • A. 

      Communities band together to fight Persia

    • B. 

      The rough terrain isolated communities forming city-states

    • C. 

      The landscape united Greece in to one large empire

    • D. 

      Athens had the first democracy.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following best summarizes the geography of Greece?
    • A. 

      A land of flat, fertile plains

    • B. 

      A land of small hills and dense forests

    • C. 

      A rocky, mountainous land

    • D. 

      A cold, barren land

  • 3. 
    In geographical terms, the land of Greece is a large
    • A. 

      Island

    • B. 

      Peninsula

    • C. 

      Isthmus

    • D. 

      Continent

  • 4. 
    Because traveling by land in Greece was difficult, the Greeks
    • A. 

      Became expert shipbuilders.

    • B. 

      Learned how to climb mountains.

    • C. 

      Gave up trying to travel.

    • D. 

      Took up farming.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following best defines a city-state
    • A. 

      An independent city which functions as its own country

    • B. 

      A market-place where goods were traded

    • C. 

      A high hill on which a fortress was often built to protect the nation

    • D. 

      The capital city within a large nation

  • 6. 
    People living within city-states
    • A. 

      Became bored and developed the desire to travel.

    • B. 

      Disliked their-city-states and began to rebel against them.

    • C. 

      Thought of themselves as residents of the city-state, not as Greeks.

    • D. 

      Fled their city-states in fear and set up their own colonies.

  • 7. 
    Under which leader did democracy in Athens work best?
    • A. 

      Pericles

    • B. 

      Solon

    • C. 

      Alexander the Great

    • D. 

      Socrates

  • 8. 
    Which of the following best describes a representative democracy?
    • A. 

      Citizens elect officials to make the laws.

    • B. 

      All citizens help make the laws.

    • C. 

      All men, women, and children can vote.

    • D. 

      Citizens act as judges and lawmakers

  • 9. 
    A government in which only a few people have power is called
    • A. 

      A monarchy.

    • B. 

      An oligarchy.

    • C. 

      A democracy.

    • D. 

      A tyranny.

  • 10. 
    A government in which one person takes over by force is called 
    • A. 

      A monarchy.

    • B. 

      An oligarchy.

    • C. 

      A democracy.

    • D. 

      A tyranny.

  • 11. 
    A government ruled by the citizens is called
    • A. 

      A monarchy

    • B. 

      A oligarchy

    • C. 

      A democracy

    • D. 

      A tyranny

  • 12. 
    A government led by one person who has power for life is called
    • A. 

      A monarchy

    • B. 

      An oligarchy

    • C. 

      A democracy

    • D. 

      A tyranny

  • 13. 
    Which of the following does not describe the first democracy in Athens?
    • A. 

      Aristocrats had more power than citizens.

    • B. 

      All citizens had the right to participate in the assembly.

    • C. 

      Every citizen had the right to speak.

    • D. 

      Citizens could serve on smaller councils.

  • 14. 
    The citizens of Athenian democracy
    • A. 

      Included women.

    • B. 

      Only included the wealthy people born in Athens.

    • C. 

      Included all free men born in Athens.

    • D. 

      Include those considered citizens in our country today.

  • 15. 
    What does democracy mean?
    • A. 

      "rule by the few"

    • B. 

      "rule of the leaders"

    • C. 

      "rule of the people"

    • D. 

      "rule of the powerful"

  • 16. 
    Greek myths were stories that explained
    • A. 

      What things the Greek people most valued.

    • B. 

      Why natural or historical events happened.

    • C. 

      Why humans should worship the gods.

    • D. 

      Why humans or animals behaved like they did.

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      Learning about philosphy

    • B. 

      Preparing for battles

    • C. 

      Playing music

    • D. 

      Learning to lead people

  • 18. 
    Spartan women also received physical training.  Like the men, they learned how to run, jump, wrestle, and throw javelins.What conclusion can you draw about Spartan women from this statement?
    • A. 

      They disliked sports and exercise.

    • B. 

      They were strong and healthy.

    • C. 

      They did not enjoy their lives.

    • D. 

      They mainly ran the households.

  • 19. 
    Alexander worked to spread Greek culture throughout his empire.  What conclusion can you draw from this?
    • A. 

      Alexander thought that all other cultures were weak.

    • B. 

      Alexander was trying to build a friendship with the Greeks.

    • C. 

      Alexander was trying to make the Persian Empire angry.

    • D. 

      Alexander admired and enjoyed Greek culture and ideas.

  • 20. 
    The Ancient Greeks would most influence architecture today with their invention of 
    • A. 

      Plays

    • B. 

      The column

    • C. 

      Temples

    • D. 

      Statues

  • 21. 
    Alexander the Great spread Greek culture into the regions he conquered.  This Greek-like culture is referred to as 
    • A. 

      Spartan

    • B. 

      Hellenistic

    • C. 

      Polytheistic

    • D. 

      Democratic

  • 22. 
    This had it's bases as a religious festival that payed homage to the god Zeus
    • A. 

      Symposiums

    • B. 

      The Olympics

    • C. 

      Tributes

    • D. 

      The Delian League

  • 23. 
    Which building in Ancient Greece has similar architecture to the ​Supreme Court Building pictured below?
    • A. 

      The Parthenon

    • B. 

      The Colosseum

    • C. 

      The Ziggurat

    • D. 

      The Aqueducts

  • 24. 
    This is a picture of the Supreme Court building in Washington DC.  What architectural feature of this building is a contribution of the Ancient Greece?
    • A. 

      Statues

    • B. 

      Words on the building

    • C. 

      Columns

    • D. 

      Steps

  • 25. 
    Greek city-states banded together in 500 BC when
    • A. 

      Sparta attacked Athens.

    • B. 

      The Roman empire fell.

    • C. 

      The Persian army invaded.

    • D. 

      Alexander threatened Greece.