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Ancient Greece Test


Andrey Sushch


Multiple Choice Portion (80 Points / 4 points per question).

Read each question carefully, and then print the letter of the correct answer on the line next to the question.

1. Which of the following is not a primary source?

a. Biography
b. Recorded speeches
c. Census statistics
d. Court transcripts
2. Sparta had 10 times as many slaves as citizens.
a. True
b. False
3. Which of the following is not true?
a. Sparta had 2 kings at the same time.
b. Spartan women had more rights than women from other states.
c. Boys started their training at the age of 18.
d. Sparta did not like to trade with others.
4. Athens had a
a. Republic
b. Direct democracy
c. Representative Democracy
d. Oligarchy
5. Which of the following was not a requirement to vote in Athens?
a. Adult age
b. Male gender
c. Special tax
d. Owned land
6. Democracy means
a. Rule by the few
b. Rule by the people
c. Rule by divine right.
d. Rule by the majority.
7. Masses of Athenian citizens gathered several times a month in the
a. Boule
b. Parthenon

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c. Ecclesia
d. Acropolis
8. Cyrus the Great
a. Conquered Greece
b. Allowed the Jews to return to Jerusalem
c. Showed no tolerance for other religions
d. Lost at the battle of Thermopylae
9. Which battle put an end to Persia's expansion?
a. Battle of Salamis
b. Battle of Thermopylae
c. Battle of Marathon
10. Which of the following was not a Persian king?
a. Xerxes
b. Cyrus
c. Darius
d. Leonidas
11. Alexander the Great was taught by
a. Socrates
b. Plato
c. Aristotle
12. Which of the following statements about Zeus is false?
a. He was the god of the sky and thunder.
b. He married his mother.
c. His wife's name was Hera.
d. He fathered many children with goddesses and mortals.
13. The Olympics were a festival to Zeus.
a. True.
b. False.
14. Which of these forms of Greek art have mostly deteriorated?
a. Pottery
b. Sculpture
c. Architecture
d. Painting
15. The Greeks borrowed post and lintel architecture from the Egyptians.
a. True
b. False
16. Philosophia means
a. Thinking with reason.
b. The love of wisdom.
c. The wisdom of the gods.
d. Reason for belief.
17. What are the three types of Greek columns?
a. Ionian, Corinthian, Doric
b. Delic, Ionian, Corinthian

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c. Doric, Illynian, Colossian

d. Corinthian, Dorian, Iolic
18. Who was the first great Greek philosopher that died by drinking poision?
a. Plato
b. Aristotle
c. Sophocles
d. Socrates
19. Oedipus

Kills the Sphinx

Kills his mom
Gouges out his eyes
Tells a riddle

20. Oedipus the King was written by

a. Thucydides
b. Socrates
c. Sophocles
d. Euripides
Short Answer Portion (20 points). Answer the following question with a multi-paragraph response.

Describe the ways that ancient Greece has affected the modern world. Pick one of these aspects and make a
case for why it is the most impactful of them all.