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Hercules
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____________ are short stories that teach the reader lessons about life or give advice on how to live.

Fables

100

Zeus is the God of

Sky & Thunder

100

1. Because traveling by land in Greece was difficult, the Greeks

a. Became expert shipbuilders

c. gave up trying to travel

d. took up farming

a. Became expert shipbuilders

100

11. How was the form of democracy in ancient Greece different from our current form of democratic government?

b. Citizens voted on issues

c. Voting took place on broken pieces of pottery

d. Officials collected and counted the votes

c. Voting took place on broken pieces of pottery

100

22. Brilliant elected leaders who led the Athens government from about 460 BC until 429 BC

Draco

Cleisthenes

Pericles

Peisistratus

Pericles

200

_________ people who had the right to participate in government

Citizens

200

Hercules is an example of ____________, which is a body of stories about gods & heroes that try to explain how the world works

Mythology

200

3. All of the following Greek leaders probably would have approved of the type of democracy found in the United States except

Solon

Pericles

Draco

Draco

200

12. Because they lived on an island, the Mycenaeans spent much of their time at sea.

true

false

false

200

26. A famous poet and one of the earliest Greek writers

Homer

300

Peisistratus was a good _________

Tyrant

300

What is the name of Hades 3-headed dog?

Cerberus

300

6. In what way were the Mycenaeans different from the Minoans?

Mycenaeans did not speak Greek

Myceneans lived on the Greek mainland

The Myceneans are not traders.

Myceneans lived on the Greek mainland

300

16. It was natural for the ancient Greeks to produce great works of literature because they had always enjoyed telling myths and stories

True 

False

True

300

28. What Sea lies to the east of the Greek mainland


Aegean

Ionian

Aegean

400

____________ an age marked by great achievement

Classical

400

Who is the Goddess of Marriage?

Hera

400

8. Which of the following best describes a representative democracy?

a. Citizens elect officials to make the laws

b. All citizens help make that laws

d. Citizens act as judges and lawmakers

a. Citizens elect officials to make the laws

400

17. A Greek famous for his fables

tyrant

Homer

Pericles

Aesop

Aesop

400

29. The ancient Greeks believed that what caused events like thunder and earthquakes

Gods

500

________________ a high hill upon which a Greek fortress was built

Acropolis

500

When someone has an "Achilles Heel", that means they have a__________

Weak Spot

500

10. Why did many ancient Greeks visit the oracle at Delphi?

a. to see where Hercules battled the hydra

b. to ask the god Apollo questions

d. to see the birthplace of Aphrodite

b. to ask the god Apollo questions

500

Rich Landowners

Aristocrats

500

Sappho of Lesbos wrote poetry about

Love and relationships

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