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Ancient Greece Quiz

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  • Q1
    All of these characteristics describe the physical environment of Greece except?
    many islands
    little fertile soil
    dense forests
    many peninsulas
    30s
  • Q2
    Why did Greece have many city states?
    each city state spoke a different language
    all of the city states were democracies
    each city state practiced a different religion
    many mountains and islands divided the communities in the region
    30s
  • Q3
    Which Greek island was the largest and also the home of a more ancient civilization (with the Minotaur)?
    Macedonia
    Santorini
    Sparta
    Crete
    30s
  • Q4
    What is the name of the region and kingdom to the north of Greece that was the home of Alexander the Great?
    Bulgaria
    Macedonia
    Rome
    Persia
    30s
  • Q5
    What was one consequence of Greece's unique geography?
    heavy snow shortened the growing season
    it was easy to establish a large powerful kingdom
    agricultural productivity was high
    traveling and trading by sea was common
    30s
  • Q6
    What is a peninsula?
    land surrounded by water on 3 sides
    another word for "island"
    an area with many rivers
    a mountainous region
    30s
  • Q7
    What body of water was the center of the Greek world?
    Black Sea
    Nile River
    Atlantic Ocean
    Aegean Sea
    30s
  • Q8
    With what large and powerful empire did the ancient Greeks, in alliance with one another, fight a series of successful defensive wars?
    Egypt
    Persia
    Rome
    Westeros
    30s
  • Q9
    Which of the following was NOT true of Athenian democracy?
    citizens were allowed to own slaves
    even the leaders were subject to the laws
    men and women had the right to vote
    citizens could directly vote in the Ekklesia
    30s
  • Q10
    Which of the following was NOT a common characteristic of the ancient Greeks?
    all of the city states practiced democracy
    they spoke the same language
    they worshiped the same gods and believed the same myths
    they participated in the Olympic games
    30s
  • Q11
    Which of the following was not among the famous philosophers of ancient Athens?
    Aristotle
    Plato
    Cleisthenes
    Socrates
    30s
  • Q12
    What was the war-like polis that defeated Athens in the Peloponnesian War?
    Thebes
    Sparta
    Troy
    Delphi
    30s
  • Q13
    Which of the following was NOT a reason for the Greek colonization of the Mediterranean?
    to spread Greek culture
    to export luxury goods
    to flee from the invading Persians
    to obtain more natural resources
    30s
  • Q14
    What city, which lasted for centuries, became an epicenter of Greek math, science and culture that transferred this learning to Roman civilization?
    Troy
    Alexandria
    Byzantium
    Carthage
    30s
  • Q15
    What was the name of the Greek boat that was used to move armies, people and - most importantly - goods all over the Mediterranean?
    trireme
    junk
    caravel
    longship
    30s

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