Year 7 Ancient Greece

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Year 7 Ancient Greece - Quiz

This is a quiz about everything we have learned about Ancient Greece in history this term. You can work on it individually or in pairs. You have about 50 mins to finish it. There will be rewards for the students with the highest marks.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The capital city of Greece today is:

    • A.

      Corinth

    • B.

      Athens

    • C.

      Crete

    • D.

      Olympus

    Correct Answer
    B. Athens
    Explanation
    Athens is the correct answer because it is the current capital city of Greece. It has been the capital since 1834 and is the largest city in the country. Athens is known for its rich history, ancient landmarks such as the Acropolis, and its contributions to art, philosophy, and democracy. It is a major cultural and economic center in Greece.

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  • 2. 

    The main seas in the Ancient Greek region are the Aegean and ____________Seas

    Correct Answer
    Mediterranean
    Ionian
    Medditeranean
    Mediteranean
    Ionion
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mediterranean and Ionian Seas. These two seas were the main seas in the Ancient Greek region. The Aegean Sea is already mentioned in the question as one of the main seas, so the missing word must be another sea in the region. The options "Mediterranean," "Ionian," "Medditeranean," "Mediteranean," and "Ionion" all contain variations of the correct answer.

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  • 3. 

    The climate in Greece is:

    • A.

      Cold

    • B.

      Mild

    • C.

      Hot

    • D.

      Mediterranean

    Correct Answer
    D. Mediterranean
    Explanation
    The climate in Greece is Mediterranean. This means that the weather is generally warm and dry in the summer, with mild and wet winters. The Mediterranean climate is characterized by long, hot summers and short, mild winters, which is ideal for growing crops such as olives and grapes. The region also experiences a lot of sunshine throughout the year.

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  • 4. 

    Greece ________________ 1400 islands

    • A.

      More than

    • B.

      Exactly

    • C.

      Less than

    • D.

      Almost

    Correct Answer
    A. More than
    Explanation
    Greece has more than 1400 islands. This suggests that the number of islands in Greece is greater than 1400.

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  • 5. 

    The country has mild winters and long, hot and dry summers

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement is true because it states that the country has mild winters and long, hot and dry summers. This suggests that the country experiences a climate where the winters are not too cold and the summers are hot and dry.

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  • 6. 

    Greece's terrain is:

    • A.

      Very mountainous

    • B.

      All valleys

    • C.

      Varied- there are mountains, valleys and coasts

    • D.

      Only coasts

    Correct Answer
    C. Varied- there are mountains, valleys and coasts
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "varied - there are mountains, valleys, and coasts." This means that Greece has a diverse terrain consisting of mountains, valleys, and coastal areas. It suggests that Greece's landscape is not limited to one type of geographical feature, but rather includes a combination of different landforms.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following products was NOT imported by the Greeks?

    • A.

      Grain

    • B.

      Iron

    • C.

      Wool

    • D.

      Olive Oil

    Correct Answer
    D. Olive Oil
    Explanation
    The Greeks did not import Olive Oil because they were the primary producers of this product. Olive oil was a staple in Greek cuisine and was widely used for cooking, as well as for religious rituals and medicinal purposes. The Greeks had a favorable climate and suitable soil conditions for growing olives, which made them self-sufficient in olive oil production and eliminated the need for imports.

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  • 8. 

    Ancient Greece was made up of:

    • A.

      One governing state

    • B.

      Many city-states

    • C.

      Two city states

    Correct Answer
    B. Many city-states
    Explanation
    Ancient Greece was made up of many city-states. Unlike a centralized governing state, Greece was divided into independent city-states, each with its own government and laws. These city-states, such as Athens and Sparta, operated as separate entities and often had their own unique cultures and identities. This decentralized system allowed for a diverse and competitive political landscape in ancient Greece.

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  • 9. 

    A city-state is a _________-governing city and its surrounding land

    Correct Answer
    self
    independent
    own
    Explanation
    A city-state is a self-governing city and its surrounding land. This means that the city has its own government and is independent from any other governing body. The city-state has the authority to make its own decisions and laws for the city and its territory.

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  • 10. 

    Greeks lived in separate city states and were constantly at war with each other

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the Greeks did indeed live in separate city-states and were frequently engaged in conflicts with each other. The city-states, such as Athens and Sparta, were independent political entities with their own governments and laws. These city-states often competed for resources, power, and influence, leading to frequent wars and conflicts between them. This constant state of warfare among the Greeks is known as the Greek city-state system or the Peloponnesian War.

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  • 11. 

    The first Greek Olympic Games were held in:

    • A.

      770 BC

    • B.

      776 BC

    • C.

      767 BC

    • D.

      776 AD

    Correct Answer
    B. 776 BC
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 776 BC. The first Greek Olympic Games were held in 776 BC. These games were a major athletic and cultural event in ancient Greece, held every four years in Olympia. They were dedicated to the god Zeus and included various athletic competitions such as running, wrestling, and chariot racing. The games were a way for Greek city-states to showcase their strength and honor the gods. The tradition of the Olympic Games continued for centuries, with the modern Olympic Games being a revival of this ancient tradition.

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  • 12. 

    The Greek Olympic Games were named after:

    • A.

      A religious Greek festival

    • B.

      The god Olympia

    • C.

      Mt Olympus

    • D.

      The site of Olympia

    Correct Answer
    D. The site of Olympia
    Explanation
    The Greek Olympic Games were named after the site of Olympia because this is where the games were held. Olympia was a sacred site in ancient Greece and was home to the Temple of Zeus, where the games were dedicated to the god Zeus. The games were an integral part of a religious festival held in Olympia, making it the most fitting name for the event.

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  • 13. 

    The Olympic Games were held to honour __________

    Correct Answer
    Zeus
    Zues
    Sues
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Zeus. The Olympic Games were held to honor Zeus, the king of the gods in Greek mythology. The ancient Greeks believed that Zeus was the ruler of Mount Olympus and the god of the sky and thunder. The Olympics were seen as a way to pay tribute to Zeus and gain his favor. The games included various athletic competitions and were held every four years in Olympia, Greece.

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  • 14. 

    The to participate in the Games the three main criteria were:

    • A.

      You had to be male, of greek origin and a free man

    • B.

      You had to male, wealthy and of Greek origin

    • C.

      You had to be male, wealthy and a free man

    • D.

      You had to be male, of greek origin and from the highest social class

    Correct Answer
    A. You had to be male, of greek origin and a free man
    Explanation
    To participate in the Games, the three main criteria were being male, of Greek origin, and a free man. This means that women, non-Greeks, and slaves were not allowed to participate in the Games. Only men who met these criteria were eligible to compete in the ancient Greek Games.

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  • 15. 

    Which of the following were not excluded from the Games?

    • A.

      Women

    • B.

      Slaves

    • C.

      Foreigners

    • D.

      Poor

    Correct Answer
    D. Poor
    Explanation
    The question asks which group of people were not excluded from the Games. The answer is "Poor." This means that women, slaves, and foreigners were excluded from the Games, but the poor were not.

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  • 16. 

    The first Olympic Games lasted for:

    • A.

      1 week

    • B.

      1 month

    • C.

      1 day

    • D.

      2 days

    Correct Answer
    C. 1 day
    Explanation
    The first Olympic Games lasted for 1 day. This is because the ancient Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia, Greece, were a one-day event. The games consisted of various athletic competitions, such as running, wrestling, and chariot racing, and were followed by a closing ceremony. The ancient Greeks believed that the Olympic Games were a way to honor the gods and promote physical fitness and competition among athletes. Over time, the duration of the Olympic Games has increased, but the first edition was a single-day event.

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  • 17. 

    What was the Pankration?

    • A.

      A race of 24 stades

    • B.

      A vicious blend of wrestling and boxing

    • C.

      A chariot race

    • D.

      The Pentathlon (sprint, long jump, javelin throw, discuss and wrestling

    Correct Answer
    B. A vicious blend of wrestling and boxing
    Explanation
    The Pankration was a vicious blend of wrestling and boxing. It involved a combination of grappling, striking, and submission techniques, making it a brutal and intense combat sport. Participants were allowed to use any means necessary to defeat their opponent, except for eye gouging and biting. The Pankration was considered one of the most challenging and dangerous sports in ancient Greece, requiring both strength and skill.

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  • 18. 

    How far was a stade?

    • A.

      200 metres

    • B.

      100 metres

    • C.

      250 metres

    • D.

      150 metres

    Correct Answer
    A. 200 metres
    Explanation
    A stade was a unit of measurement used in ancient Greece to measure the distance of a race. It was equivalent to 200 meters.

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  • 19. 

    What did the winners receive?

    Correct Answer
    wreath
    wreth
    wreeth
    headband
    vine
    Explanation
    The winners received a wreath, wreth, wreeth, headband, and vine as their prize.

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  • 20. 

    The Games ended with:

    • A.

      A feast

    • B.

      Religious celebrations

    • C.

      Solemn procession

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The Games ended with a combination of events, including a feast, religious celebrations, and a solemn procession. This suggests that the conclusion of the Games was a grand and significant occasion, marked by various forms of celebration and reverence.

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  • 21. 

    Women were allowed to participate in the Ancient Olympic Games

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Women were not allowed to participate in the Ancient Olympic Games. The games were exclusively for male athletes, and women were not even allowed to watch the competitions. The Ancient Olympic Games were a male-dominated event, and only unmarried and free-born Greek men were eligible to compete. Women had their own separate games called the Heraean Games, which were held in honor of the goddess Hera. These games were only open to unmarried women and were not as prestigious or well-known as the Ancient Olympic Games.

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  • 22. 

    Participants competed in events ___________

    Correct Answer
    naked
    without clothes
    nude
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "naked, without clothes, nude" because all three terms mean the same thing - being without clothing. In the context of the question, it suggests that the participants were not wearing any clothes while competing in the events.

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  • 23. 

    The Ancient Olympic Games had thousands of spectators from all over the region

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Ancient Olympic Games were a major sporting event in ancient Greece and attracted spectators from various regions. The games were held in Olympia and were attended by people from different Greek city-states. The popularity of the games and the prestige associated with winning a competition drew large crowds of spectators. Additionally, the Olympic Games were seen as a religious event, and people would travel from far and wide to witness the competitions and pay homage to the gods. Therefore, it is true that the Ancient Olympic Games had thousands of spectators from all over the region.

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  • 24. 

    The Greeks worshipped:

    • A.

      10 Gods

    • B.

      One God

    • C.

      Many Gods

    • D.

      Only male Gpds

    Correct Answer
    C. Many Gods
    Explanation
    The Greeks worshipped many Gods. The ancient Greek religion was polytheistic, meaning they believed in and worshipped multiple gods and goddesses. These deities represented various aspects of life and nature, and were believed to have control over different domains such as love, war, wisdom, and fertility. Some of the most well-known Greek gods include Zeus, Poseidon, Athena, Aphrodite, and Apollo. The Greeks built temples and conducted rituals to honor and seek favor from these gods, and their mythology and stories about these deities played a significant role in their culture and society.

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  • 25. 

    Gods were not perfect: they loved, fought and argued like humans

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that gods were not perfect because they exhibited human-like qualities such as love, fighting, and arguing. This implies that they were not infallible beings and had flaws just like humans do.

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  • 26. 

    The Twelve most important Gods the Olympians were named after____________ ___________

    Correct Answer
    Mount Olympus
    Mt Olympus
    Mountain Olympus
    Mt Olympia
    Mountain Olympia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mount Olympus, Mt Olympus, Mountain Olympus, Mt Olympia, Mountain Olympia. These are the various names that refer to the same location, which is the home of the Twelve most important Gods, known as the Olympians. These gods were believed to reside on Mount Olympus, which is the highest mountain in Greece. The different variations of the name simply reflect the different ways it can be translated or spelled.

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  • 27. 

    Ruler of the Gods was:

    • A.

      Posiedon

    • B.

      Pluto

    • C.

      Apollo

    • D.

      Zeus

    Correct Answer
    D. Zeus
    Explanation
    Zeus is the correct answer because in Greek mythology, he was considered the ruler of the gods and the god of the sky and thunder. He was the king of Mount Olympus and had supreme authority over all other gods and mortals. He was known for his power, strength, and ability to control the weather. Zeus was often depicted as a bearded man holding a thunderbolt, symbolizing his dominion over the heavens.

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  • 28. 

    The most important female God was:

    • A.

      Aphrodite

    • B.

      Hera

    • C.

      Athene

    • D.

      Demeter

    Correct Answer
    B. Hera
    Explanation
    Hera is considered the most important female God because she was the queen of the gods and the goddess of marriage and childbirth. She was the wife of Zeus, the king of the gods, and had a significant role in the Greek pantheon. As the goddess of marriage, she was responsible for protecting the sanctity of marriage and ensuring its harmony. Hera was also associated with childbirth and was believed to protect women during pregnancy and labor. Her importance in Greek mythology and her role in maintaining the social order make her the most important female god.

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  • 29. 

    Which Gods symbol was the trident?

    • A.

      Poseidon

    • B.

      Apollo

    • C.

      Zeus

    • D.

      Dioynsus

    Correct Answer
    A. Poseidon
    Explanation
    Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea, is often depicted holding a trident, which is a three-pronged spear-like weapon. The trident symbolizes his power and control over the oceans and seas. Poseidon's association with the trident is a significant aspect of his identity and is commonly depicted in ancient Greek mythology and artwork. Therefore, the correct answer is Poseidon.

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  • 30. 

    The Goddess of Love and Beauty

    • A.

      Demeter

    • B.

      Hera

    • C.

      Aphrodite

    • D.

      Athene

    Correct Answer
    C. Aphrodite
    Explanation
    Aphrodite is the correct answer because she is commonly known as the Goddess of Love and Beauty in Greek mythology. She is often depicted as a beautiful and seductive goddess, associated with love, desire, and fertility. Aphrodite's powers and influence over love and beauty make her the most fitting choice among the given options.

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  • 31. 

    Who was the God of sun, light and truth?

    • A.

      Hermes

    • B.

      Ares

    • C.

      Apollo

    • D.

      Dioynsus

    Correct Answer
    C. Apollo
    Explanation
    Apollo was the God of sun, light, and truth in Greek mythology. He was often associated with the sun and represented the embodiment of light and truth. Apollo was also the God of music, poetry, and healing. He was known for his wisdom and knowledge, and was often consulted for his prophetic abilities. Apollo was highly revered and worshipped in ancient Greece, and many temples were dedicated to him.

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  • 32. 

    How did Hippomenes beat Atlanta in a running race?

    • A.

      With gold

    • B.

      With golden pears

    • C.

      With golden oranges

    • D.

      With golden apples

    Correct Answer
    D. With golden apples
    Explanation
    Hippomenes beat Atlanta in a running race by using golden apples. This is a reference to the Greek myth of Atalanta and Hippomenes. In the myth, Atalanta was a skilled and swift runner who challenged suitors to a race, with the condition that any suitor who lost would be killed. Hippomenes, a mortal man, sought the help of the goddess Aphrodite, who gave him three golden apples. During the race, Hippomenes dropped the golden apples one by one, causing Atalanta to be distracted and slow down to pick them up. This allowed Hippomenes to win the race and ultimately marry Atalanta.

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  • 33. 

    What is the name of a mythical beast, half bull and half human?

    Correct Answer
    Minotaur
    minitor
    minatour
    minotor
    meanotor
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Minotaur. The Minotaur is a mythical creature from Greek mythology that is depicted as having the body of a human and the head of a bull. It is known for being a ferocious creature that lived in the Labyrinth, a maze-like structure. The Minotaur is often associated with the story of Theseus and the Minotaur, where Theseus ventures into the Labyrinth to defeat the creature.

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  • 34. 

    Spartan slaves were known as:

    • A.

      Hoplites

    • B.

      Helots

    • C.

      Perioki

    • D.

      Inferiors

    Correct Answer
    B. Helots
    Explanation
    Spartan slaves were known as helots. The term "helots" refers to the enslaved population in ancient Sparta who were conquered and forced to work for the Spartans. Unlike other Greek city-states, Sparta relied heavily on slave labor to support their society and economy. The helots were subjected to harsh treatment and were considered the property of the Spartan state. They were primarily used as agricultural laborers and were also used in military campaigns as non-combatants. The helots played a significant role in the functioning of Spartan society, as they provided the necessary labor for the Spartan citizens to focus on military training and warfare.

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  • 35. 

    Spartan boys were taken to live in barracks at age ______?

    • A.

      Seven

    • B.

      Six

    • C.

      Eight

    • D.

      Eleven

    Correct Answer
    A. Seven
    Explanation
    Spartan boys were taken to live in barracks at the age of seven. This was part of the Spartan military training system, known as the agoge. At the age of seven, boys were separated from their families and placed in barracks where they would receive rigorous physical and military training. This was done to prepare them for a life of military service and to instill discipline and toughness from a young age.

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  • 36. 

    Spartan boys were taught to steal and only punished if they got caught

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In ancient Sparta, stealing was considered a skill that Spartan boys were taught as part of their training. They were encouraged to steal and only faced punishment if they were caught in the act. This was done to teach them stealth, resourcefulness, and survival skills. By allowing them to steal without consequences unless they were caught, it created an environment where they had to be cunning and learn to avoid detection.

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  • 37. 

    The secret police in Sparta were called the:

    • A.

      Gerousia

    • B.

      Perioeci

    • C.

      Krypteia

    • D.

      Ephors

    Correct Answer
    C. Krypteia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Krypteia. The Krypteia was a secret police force in ancient Sparta. They were responsible for maintaining order and suppressing any potential threats to the Spartan state. The Krypteia operated in secrecy and their main targets were the helots, who were the enslaved population in Sparta. They would carry out surveillance, espionage, and even assassinations if necessary. The Krypteia played a crucial role in maintaining the strict social hierarchy and control over the helots in Sparta.

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  • 38. 

    The men who watched over the kings in Sparta were called the __________?

    Correct Answer
    Ephors, Ephor, Efor, Eefor, Epher
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Ephors. In Sparta, the men who watched over the kings were called ephors. They were elected annually and had the power to check the actions of the kings and other officials, ensuring they did not abuse their power. The ephors also played a role in the judicial system and had the authority to declare war. They were an important part of the Spartan government and helped maintain the balance of power.

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  • 39. 

    Women in Sparta were above the inferiors but below the Perioeci

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because in Sparta, women were considered to be below both the inferiors (helots) and the Perioeci (free non-Spartan inhabitants). Women in Sparta had limited rights and were primarily expected to bear strong and healthy children to contribute to the strength of the Spartan army. They were not granted the same level of status and power as the Perioeci or the Spartan men.

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  • 40. 

    The most important part of the Spartan state was? (1 word)

    Correct Answer
    war
    military
    training
    fighting
    soldiers
    Explanation
    The most important part of the Spartan state was war, military, training, fighting, and soldiers. This suggests that the Spartans placed a high emphasis on their military and warfare capabilities. They prioritized training their soldiers and preparing them for battle, which was crucial to their society and survival.

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  • 41. 

    Odysseus made the Gods angry because:

    • A.

      He beat the Trojans by using a Trojan Horse

    • B.

      He lost the war

    • C.

      He told them he didn't need their help

    • D.

      He didn't thank them for helping him win the war

    Correct Answer
    D. He didn't thank them for helping him win the war
    Explanation
    Odysseus made the Gods angry because he didn't thank them for helping him win the war.

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  • 42. 

    What is this a picture of?

    Correct Answer
    parthenon, parthonon, parthanon, partharnon, parthenon
    Explanation
    This picture is a depiction of the Parthenon, a famous ancient Greek temple located in Athens. The multiple variations of the spelling in the answer suggest that the person who provided the answer may have been unsure of the correct spelling or wanted to cover all possible spellings. However, all the variations mentioned refer to the same iconic structure.

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  • 43. 

    In Athens all free Athenian citizens had equal rights

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In Athens, all free Athenian citizens were granted equal rights. This meant that regardless of their social status or wealth, every citizen had the same political and legal rights. This principle of equality was a fundamental aspect of Athenian democracy, where decisions were made collectively by the citizens through voting and participation in the political process. This ensured that no individual had more power or privilege than others, promoting fairness and inclusivity within the city-state.

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  • 44. 

    The system of Government in Athens was a _____________________

    Correct Answer
    Democracy, rule equally
    Explanation
    The system of government in Athens was a democracy, where the power was distributed equally among the citizens. In this form of government, every eligible citizen had the right to participate in the decision-making process and had an equal say in the governance of the city-state. This meant that all citizens had the opportunity to express their opinions, vote on laws, and hold public office. The principle of rule equally ensured that no individual or group could monopolize power, promoting fairness and inclusivity in the Athenian government.

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  • 45. 

    The highest point in Athens was known as the _____________?

    • A.

      Agora

    • B.

      Attica

    • C.

      Acropolis

    • D.

      Boule

    Correct Answer
    C. Acropolis
    Explanation
    The Acropolis is the correct answer because it is the highest point in Athens and is a famous ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop above the city. It contains several ancient buildings, including the Parthenon, and is considered a symbol of ancient Greek civilization and democracy. The Agora is a marketplace, Attica is the region where Athens is located, and Boule refers to the council of citizens in ancient Athens.

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  • 46. 

    The place where goods were bought and sold was known as the ___________?

    Correct Answer
    Agora
    Agorra
    agora
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Agora, Agorra, agora. The place where goods were bought and sold in ancient Greece was called the Agora. It was a central marketplace and gathering place for the community where people could buy, sell, and exchange goods.

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  • 47. 

    Jurors in Athens were NOT paid

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because jurors in Athens were actually paid for their services. In ancient Athens, jurors were selected from the citizen population to participate in the judicial process. They were compensated with a small fee to ensure their impartiality and to make it possible for citizens from all economic backgrounds to serve as jurors. This practice of paying jurors was an important aspect of the Athenian democratic system, as it allowed for the inclusion of all citizens in the legal process.

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  • 48. 

    The council made up of 500 Athenian citizens was called the ___________?

    Correct Answer
    Boule, Bule, Boulay
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Boule. The Boule was a council made up of 500 Athenian citizens. It was responsible for proposing and preparing laws, as well as overseeing the daily administration of the city-state. The Boule played a crucial role in the democratic governance of Athens, ensuring that decisions were made collectively and in the best interest of the citizens.

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  • 49. 

    Democracy comes from two Greek words. demos meaning '_____________' and Kratia meaning 'rule'.

    Correct Answer
    people
    person
    Explanation
    Democracy comes from two Greek words: demos, which means 'people', and Kratia, which means 'rule'. Therefore, the correct answer is 'people' and 'person'. This is because democracy is a system of government where the power and authority are vested in the hands of the people, who elect representatives to make decisions on their behalf. The word 'person' is also included as it represents the individual members of the demos who collectively participate in the rule of the government.

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  • 50. 

    In Athens and Sparta agriculture was important

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In Athens and Sparta, agriculture was important. Both city-states relied heavily on farming for their economy and food production. The citizens of Athens and Sparta were primarily engaged in agricultural activities, such as growing crops and raising livestock. The success of their agricultural endeavors was crucial for the survival and prosperity of their respective societies. Therefore, it can be concluded that agriculture played a significant role in both Athens and Sparta.

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