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Ninth Graders' Ancient Greece: 2

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Ninth Graders Ancient Greece 2 game quiz
"This is the second part of the Ancient Greece test that I give to my 9th graders. Can you keep up with them?"

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1. These were bronze leg guards worn by Mycenaean soldiers.
    greaves
    apella
    agora
    bard


2. This was an elite group of well trained and well armed Greek foot soldiers. What were they called?
    hoplites
    ephors
    auxiliaries
    helots


3. This genre of Greek drama centered on heroes of Greek myths and dealt with moral choices, passions, and conflict.
    comedy
    tragedy
    action
    fantasy


4. What is the term used for a professional poet?
    demos
    hetairai
    metic
    bard


5. Which of this terms means "rule by the important people"?
    democracy
    aristocracy
    theocracy
    oligarchy


6. This Persian king expanded his empire and began a conflict between Persia and Greece over the province of Ionia.
    Nabonidus
    Xerxes
    Darius I
    Nablopolassar


7. This Greek scientist concluded that much of the Earth had once been covered in water, and that people had developed from other animals.
    Archimedes
    Herodotus
    Aristarchus
    Anaximander


8. Who is the bard to whom the epic poems "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey" are traditionally ascribed?
    Homer
    Socrates
    Plato
    Alicibiades


9. This family line ruled the section of Alexander's empire that included the Middle East and Central Asia.
    Eurypontids
    Ptolemies
    Antigonids
    Seleucids


10. Which war between Athens (and its allies) and Sparta (and its allies) that tore apart Greece and weakened the city-states beyond repair?
    Persian Wars
    Peloponnesian Wars
    Punic Wars
    Spartan Wars


11. Who is hailed as the "Father of Geometry"?
    Pythagoras
    Euclid
    Xenophanes
    Hippocrates


12. Which King of Macedonia expanded his empire to include most of Greece?
    Alexander the Great
    Seleucid
    Ptolemy
    Philip II


13. This Athenian politician introduced many popular reforms but eventually abdicated. Who was it?
    Draco
    Solon
    Cleisthenes
    Pericles


14. Which family line ruled the section of Alexander's empire that included Egypt?
    Agiadsands
    Seleucids
    Ptolemies
    Antigonids


15. Which new battle formation drastically changed combat from one-to-one fighting to organized formations?
    phalanx
    megaron
    trireme
    cuirass


16. Who was the first man to adopt a scientific approach to medicine?
    Herodotus
    Hippocrates
    Anaxagoras
    Euclid


17. Which Persian king led a second invasion into Greek territories by crossing the Hellespont on a bridge made of boats?
    Xerxes
    Nebuchadnezzar
    Darius I
    Nablopolassar


18. These were descendants of people who had resisted Spartan rule. What were they called?
    helots
    diadochi
    perioikoi
    metronomoi


19. Sparta and Athens were forced to sign a truce because of famine and exhaustion after this event.
    Siege of Athens
    Battle of Issues
    Battle of Leuctra
    Persian Wars


20. Which of these were Greek warships that were extremely fast?
    trireme
    greaves
    phalanx
    battleship


21. In Greek mythology who was the king of the Olympians and the ruler of the sky?
    Zeus
    Pluto
    Uranus
    Hermes


22. What was the name, in Greek mythology, of the three-headed dog whose duty was to keep the living out of the Underworld and the dead in?
    Poseidon
    Cerberus
    Demeter
    Charon


23. What is the name of Mother Earth in Greek mythology?
    Hestia
    Rhea
    Gaea
    Hera


24. In Greek mythology who is the goddess of wisdom and war, as well as patron of a major Greek city?
    Athena
    Hera
    Hestia
    Demeter


25. Which of these in Greek mythology is the father of the Titans?
    Poseidon
    Cronos
    Zeus
    Uranus


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Compiled Apr 09 14