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Beginnings of Democracy

Quiz by Amanda Peace

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  • Q1
    What do you call a form of government where people rule themselves?
    Tyranny
    Monarchy
    Democracy
    Oligarchy
    45s
  • Q2
    Rich land owners are referred to as ____.
    aristocrats
    wealthy
    merchants
    powerful
    45s
  • Q3
    When the _______ran the government in Athens the common people had little say about how the government functioned.
    merchants
    aristocrats
    priests
    traders
    45s
  • Q4
    Which of the following is NOT one of the rulers of Athens who impacted the development of government?
    Solon
    Demostrates
    Cleisthenes
    Draco
    45s
  • Q5
    Which of the following rulers was a tyrant and also known for overthrowing the aristocrats and making himself ruler of Athens?
    Draco
    Solon
    Peisistratus
    Cleisthenes
    45s
  • Q6
    A _____ is a leader who holds power through force.
    tyrant
    monarch
    king
    president
    45s
  • Q7
    Who was known as the "father of democracy"?
    Cleisthenes
    Peisistratus
    Pericles
    Solon
    45s
  • Q8
    Which of the following is NOT one of the ways democracy worked under Cleisthenes?
    Only the artistocrats could share opinions
    All citizens could participate in the Assembly
    Met four times a month, outside
    Major decisions needed 6,000 votes
    45s
  • Q9
    A gathering of citizens who created the laws of Athens was called the _____.
    Gathering
    Meeting Place
    Agora
    Assembly
    45s
  • Q10
    It wasn't always easy to make decisions in the Assembly because it was so large. So, the decision was made that a _________ would be created to decide on issues the whole Assembly should discuss.
    smaller council
    group of aristocrats
    leader
    group of priests
    60s
  • Q11
    Which aspect of Greek Democracy is NOT an aspect of our democracy in the U.S.?
    Everyone has right to share opinions
    A smaller council/group exists to discuss topics to share with all people
    All citizens have the right to participate
    All citizens participate in all law making
    60s
  • Q12
    Democracy reached its height under Pericles. What change did he make to democracy in Athens?
    invented term limits for those on the smaller council
    increased number of votes needed for decision making
    increased number of paid political positions so poor & rich could participate
    eliminated the aristocrats from the law-making process
    120s
  • Q13
    In the mid-330s BCE, Athens was conquered by a nation from the north. Who were these people & how did they ultimately change Greek life?
    Romans; destroyed the acropolis
    Macedonians; removed the democracy
    Macedonians; eliminated trading as a source of income
    Romans; removed the ruling power
    120s

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