The Glory That Was Greece


1. What famous story tells of the wanderings of Odysseus (also known as Ulysses) following the Trojan War?

Homer the Roamer
Iliad
Odyssey
Tale of Ulysses
2. Who is credited with writing the Iliad and the Odyssey?

Alexander
Aristotle
Homer
Plato
3. Which of the following statements is not true of Athenian democracy?

A person considered to be a threat to stability could be exiled for ten years.
All adult male citizens could vote.
Direct democracy meant that a voter had to be present to vote.
Women could vote in the Assembly.
4. The ancient city of Troy, setting for the Trojan War, was located in modern-day _____.

Cyprus
Greece
Macedonia
Turkey
5. The education of Athenian boys focused on _____.

citizenship and participation in government
loyalty to the emperor and to the pope
military training and laconic speech
weaving and other domestic arts
6. Greek forces defeated a Persian invasion at the battle of _____.

Arbela
Marathon
Salamis
Thermopylae
7. Which were enemies in the Peloponnesian War?

Athens and Persia
Athens and Sparta
Sparta and Egypt
Sparta and Persia
8. _____ was the first archaeologist to excavate the ancient city of Troy.

Agamemnon
Champollion
Evans
Schliemann
9. _____ dominated the Peloponnesian League.

Athens
Sparta
Syracuse
Thebes
10. _____ dominated the Delian League.

Athens
Sparta
Syracuse
Thebes
11. What famous Greek orator spoke against Philip of Macedonia?

Demosthenes
Diogenes
Pythagoras
Themistocles
12. The Stoics were led by _____.

Aristotle
Diogenes
Epicurus
Zeno
13. Helots were slaves living in _____ who outnumbered their leaders by twenty to one.

Alexandria
Athens
Carthage
Sparta
14. What body of water separates the Greek peninsula from Asia Minor?

Aegean Sea
Black Sea
Ionian Sea
Mediterranean Sea
15. King Leonides of Sparta attempted to hold the pass of _____ against the Persians.

Marathon
Salamis
Syracuse
Thermopylae
16. In a/an _____, rule is administered by a few elites.

democracy
hierarchy
monarchy
oligarchy
17. The education of Athenian girls focused on _____.

citizenship and participation in government
loyalty to the emperor and to the pope
military training and laconic speech
weaving and other domestic arts
18. Which of Alexander's generals came to rule Egypt?

Antigonus
Odysseus
Ptolemy
Seleucus
19. _____ founded the Delian League.

Alexander
Aristides
Cimon
Pericles
20. _____ was the first law-giver of Athens.

Draco
Pericles
Plato
Solon
21. Which factor helped to unite the Greeks?

common culture and heritage
defense against Marseilles
mountainous terrain
similar forems of government
22. The Latin alphabet, used to write English, was created from the _____ alphabet.

Etruscan
Greek
Persian
Roman
23. The spread of Greek culture throughout Alexander's former empire during the third to first centuries B.C.E. is known as the _____ period.

Alexandrian
Greco-Roman
Hellenic
Hellenistic
24. _____ served as tutor to the young Alexander the Great.

Archimedes
Aristotle
Plato
Socrates
25. What ancient Greek woman is famous for her lyric poetry?

Aphrodite
Athena
Diana
Sappho
26. _____ is called the "father of history."

Diogenes
Euclid
Herodotus
Plato
27. What Greek city-state required strict military training for all male citizens, beginning at age seven?

Athens
Corinth
Sparta
Thebes
28. _____ is called the "father of medicine."

Democritus
Hippocrates
Pythagoras
Thales
29. What Greek city-state was the center of classical Greek philosophy and thought?

Athens
Corinth
Sparta
Thebes
30. _____ was sentenced to die by drinking hemlock after being convicted of corrupting the youth of Athens.

Aristotle
Demosthenes
Plato
Socrates

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