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Early Greece Study Guide
1. What are Greek City-states? Why were they beneficial? Describe how they are set up.
2. Because the work was shared in Greek City-states, the Greeks had more time to worry
about the problem of overpopulation. To solve this, they set up colonies all over the
Mediterranean and Black seas. How did this benefit Greek society?
3. Describe the following types of government that were found in ancient Greece:
Monarchy:
Oligarchy:
Tyranny:
Democracy:
4. What is the difference between a direct democracy and a representative democracy?
5. Who really ruled in Athenian Democracy (and how)?
6. The Gods were a huge part of life in Ancient Greece. What was the purpose/significance
of the Gods? (List as many as you can)
7. What is mythology and what was its purpose?
8. Know the following Gods and what they represent:
Zeus:
Hades:
Poseidon:
Athena:
Ares:
Aphrodite:
Artemis:
Hera:
9. Name the 2 epic poems written by the famous poet Homer:
10. What is an oracle and why would people go to them?
11. Be able to label the following on the map of Greece: Athens, Crete, Mt. Olympus, the
Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea, the Aegean Sea