Ancient Greece MCQ Questions and Answers Quiz

11. Which famous battle, depicted in the movie 300 pitted the Spartans (Greeks) vs. the Persians?

  1. Thermopylae
  2. Marathon
  3. Salamis
  4. Thebes

12. Which of the following Greek inventors is responsible for developing the pulley and the lever?

  1. Hippocrates
  2. Archimedes
  3. Pythagoras
  4. Euclid

13. Which of the following is an able leader of Athens that helps bring about democracy?

  1. Pheidippides
  2. Socrates
  3. Pericles
  4. Themistocles

14. Which of the following is true of a sophist?

  1. They believed in searching for universal truth
  2. Were skilled debaters.
  3. Believed that ethical standards for living were important
  4. Taught for students free.

15. Which of the following is true of Alexander the Great?

  1. He rules over his extensive empire for three decades until his death
  2. When he is younger he studies under Aristotle.
  3. He is Greek by birth and is a lover of Greek philosophy
  4. He is very cruel to the people he conquers.

16. Which of the following series of events is in the correct chronological (time) order?

  1. Peloponnesian war, Greek Golden Age, Persian wars
  2. Persian wars, Peloponnesian war, Greek Golden Age
  3. Socrates, Aristotle, Plato
  4. Persian wars, Greek Golden Age, Peloponnesian war

17. Which of the following statements about the geography of Greece and its effect on the people is true?

  1. The mountains caused the Greeks to be somewhat isolated from each other
  2. The isolated location of Greece from the ancient world meant that they did not trade with other civilizations.
  3. The vast expanses of land was good for farming
  4. all of the above are true.

18. Which of the following was the name of the Greek soldier that runs from Marathon to Athens (26.2 miles) and carries the message of victory over the Persians?

  1. Socrates
  2. Pericles
  3. Pheidippides
  4. Plato

19. Which school of Greek thought believed that people should take what life brings with dignity and reason?

  1. Epicureanism
  2. Philosophy
  3. Greek Mythology
  4. Stoicism

20. Who took the throne in Macedonia after King Philip II was assassinated?

  1. Alexander
  2. Darius II
  3. Philip III
  4. Archimedes
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