Greek Quiz

Greek Quiz

Question Answer
Polis An ancient Greek city-state.
Agora The chief marketplace of Athens, center of the city's civic life.
Acropolis The citadel or high fortified area of an ancient Greek city.
Assembly A group of people fathered together in one place for a common purpose.
Democracy Government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.
Direct Democracy A form of democracy in which people decide (e.g. vote on, form consensus on) policy initiatives directly.
Representative Democracy A type of democracy founded on the principle of elected officials representing a group of people, as opposed to a direct democracy.
Aristocracy (Oligarchy) A small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution.
Tyrants A cruel and oppressive ruler.
Olympic Games The greatest of the games or festivals of ancient Greece, held every four years in the plain of Olympia in Elis, in honor of Zeus.
Import To bring in (goods or services) to another country for sale.
Export To send (goods or services) to another country for sale.
Socrates An ancient Greek philosopher; Socratic method (Philosophical method of questioning to gain truth.)
Plato A Greek philosopher who believed that philosopher-kings should rule society. He rejected democracy.
Aristotle A Greek philosopher who believed that observation and comparison were necessary to gain knowledge. He taught the Golden Mean.
Hippocrates The father of medicine, being considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine.
Pythagoras Ionian Greek philosopher, mathematician, and the founder of the Pythagoreanism movement. He is often known as a great mathematician and scientist and is best known for the Pythagorean theorem which bears his name.
Homer Ascribed by the ancient Greeks to the legendary author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, two epic poems that are the main works of ancient Greek literature.
Aegean Sea What sea did the Greeks use to trade with Asia Minor?
Europe Which continent is Greece located on?
Zeus; Mt. Olympus Who was the lead of the Greek gods? Where did this god live?
Adult males Who was considered a citizen in Athens
Olive oil and grapes. What were two major exports of Ancient Greece?

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