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Ancient Greece Quiz

The Ancient Greece Quiz.

With one of the richest ancient cultures, Ancient Greece was a civilization that helped establish the development of mankind. Not only did it lay the groundwork for almost all European civilizations to follow, it also had a huge impact on the surrounding areas of northern Africa and western Asia.

Greek culture was what truly set it apart from the myriad of other ancient civilizations. As much as Ancient Greece flourished with its unique governments and peoples, the artistic and philosophical achievements of the Greeks are not to be under-stated. So great were the advancements of Greek culture that, to this day, their influence can be seen in areas from architecture to literature. Famous leaders, famous works of art, and famous locales: Greece had them all. The Greeks themselves were influenced by a coalition of other societies which rose and fell before. It was thanks to the ancient Greeks that civilization as we know it managed to blossom in the chaotic expanse of Europe.

By the time Greece was conquered, its influence was already sealed even in the heart of its conquerors. For centuries before that, however, the western world centered on Greece. With its fascinating mythology paving the way for all following western fiction and its cultural relics allowing us vast insight into the practices and lives of its people. Taking all of that into account, we have crafted this quiz based on major historical knowledge of the Ancient Period of Greece.

How much do you know about this legendary civilization? Take our Ancient Greece Quiz to find out.

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What is the term for the city-states of ancient Greece?
Poleis
Appulits
Lithuise
Wardens

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The Age of the Tyrants was a period of significant change in the governance of Ancient Greece. What were the tyrants of Ancient Greece?
Wealthy merchants who assumed political power.
Hereditary emperors who claimed to be gods.
Military generals originally from Carthage.
Rebel leaders who abolished the Greek aristocracy.

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What is the name of the Greek god who was considered King of the Gods in the Ancient Greek mythology?
Zeus
Poseidon
Hades
Dionysus

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The Delian League was an Athens-led coalition of Greek poleis formed in 478 B.C. to combat what invading force?
The Huns
Carthage
Rome
Persia

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What is the name of the massive war fought between Athens and Sparta over control of Greece which took place in the Fifth Century B.C.?
The Achortain War
The Trojan War
The Peloponnesian War
The Laindale War

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What massive mountain in Greece did the Ancient Greeks believe their gods resided upon?
Mt. Olympus
Mt. Suriman
Mt. Kestel
Mt. Odolomes

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What polis of Greece is famous for its military strength and the common domination over the nation?
Sparta
Macedon
Corinth
Crete

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What is the name of the citizen-soldiers of Greek poleis who served as infantry during times of war?
Pyrites
Eryites
Coldites
Hoplites

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Which of the following terms refers to the head magistrates of Athens in the time of Ancient Greece?
Hierophants
Archons
Tyriarchs
Odians

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What is the name of this famous temple which was a central religious gathering point in Ancient Athens?
The Archanon
The Parthenon
The Albion
The Sanctyphon

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What is the name of the battle where the Spartan king Leonidas and his 300 soldiers died clashing against invading Persians?
The Battle of Madeanna
The Battle of Dresden Fields
The Battle of Agaithon
The Battle of Thermopylae

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Which of the following terms refers to the marketplaces of Ancient Greek civilization?
Acropolis
Agora
Adachi
Atilles

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What is the name of the famous infantry formation consisting of tight rectangular groups of soldiers armed with pikes which helped Greek infantry to reign supreme in warfare?
The Hoplon Wave
The Phalanx
The Tyber
The Ostette Charge

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What is the name of the iconic poet of Ancient Greece who wrote the classic poems The Odyssey and The Iliad?
Homer
Virgil
Empedocles
Horus

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In what Greek polis was the famed Acropolis located?
Crete
Sparta
Athens
Macedon

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What is the name of the period starting in 446 B.C. where Athens and Sparta ceased their conflicts to focus on their own administrations?
The Athenian Armistice
The Stagnation of Delia
The Thirty Years' Peace
The Era of Good Feelings

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Athens was particularly adept at warfare because of its effective use of which of the following (particularly against Persia)?
Navy
Heavy cavalry
Artillery
Archers

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What Ancient Greek mathematician discovered a namesake theorem which stated the squares of the lengths of a triangle's two legs added together would equal the square of the lengths of its hypotenuse?
Autillus
Pythagoras
Manessus
Asira

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In 371 B.C., the hegemonic rule of Sparta was disrupted when what Theban general defeated their armies and took control of Greece?
Waxullvidis
Lolyttre
Ulysses
Epaminondas

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At what 362 B.C. battle did Epaminondas die solidifying the collapse of Theban rule?
The Battle of Mantinea
The Battle of Mycenea
The Battle of Goulus
The Battle of Drionir Cape

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What is the name of the Ancient Greek philosopher who trained the orator Plato and also laid the groundwork for all philosophers to follow?
Hypocrotes
Socrates
Ulippedes
Rothinedes

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What famous Spartan leader established the polis's military lifestyle
Lycurgus
Ashputtle
Leviticus
Solon

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What massive war between the lost poleis Chalcis and Eretria stretching from 710 B.C. to 650 B.C. was one of the earliest recorded wars to plague Ancient Greece?
The Louodion Wars
The Cabuldian Wars
The Lelantine War
The Agaithan War

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In 621 B.C., what famous lawgiver of Athens established the government order based on keeping rigid social hierarchy?
Plato
Draco
Arros
Ketol

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What later lawgiver of Athens revised Draco's laws to help the poor but also entrench aristocracy's role in Greek society?
Loman
Tomanus
Solon
Nolan

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What is the name of the famous games of Ancient Greece where representative athletes of each polis would compete for glory?
The Sportas Mass
The Hierophon Games
The Olympics
The Totacathalon

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What Macedonian king unified Greece around 336 B.C. until the time of his assassination?
Phillip II
Norman II
Atilles II
Solon II

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What is the name of the son of Philip II who conquered much of Europe and western Asia to create on e of the world's largest empires?
Odysseus
Draco
Spartacus
Alexander

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What famous philosopher trained by Plato was the tutor to Alexander the Great?
Homer
Aristotle
Kespa
Sappho

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What is the name of the famous son of Zeus in Greek mythology known for his strength and completing the twelve labors to achieve divinity?
Adonis
Theseus
Odysseus
Heracles

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