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Chapter 5.2
Greek Government
& Society
1. Most Greek city-states developed
around a
A. temple.
B. fort.
C. seaport.
D. river.
2. The Iliad tells the story of the
A. fall of Mycenaean civilization.
B. life of Odysseus.
C. Greek gods.
D. Trojan War.
3. This image was used to
• A. sneak Greek soldiers into the city of Troy.
• B. pay homage to the mighty warriors in the
Persian War.
• C. teach children how to properly ride a horse.
• D. serve as a tribute to Athena, Goddess of War.
4. Greek myths were most often used to
A. create support for leaders.
B. explain nature and the world around them.
C. show people how to build cities.
D. provide a useful way to conquer other
5. The purpose of the Olympic games was
A. to honor Zeus.
B. establish the strength of a city-state.
C. prepare for war.
D. choose a king.
6. City-states run by groups of nobles
were known as
A. hoplites.
B. tyrants.
C. democracies.
D. aristocracies.
7. The Oracle of Delphi was thought to be
A. a tomb for Greek kings.
B. a voice for the gods.
C. the first Olympic hero.
D. the site of a famous sea battle.
8. Which of the following is NOT a
characteristic of a hoplite?
• A. They were non-aristocratic.
• B. They were foot soldiers who carried long
• C. They used formations of closely spaced
• D. They were known for their fast and high
leaping skills.
9. Tyrants
• A. took power illegally but with the backing of the
• B. used personal armies to overthrow city-state
• C. began as brutal dictators with absolute power.
• D. were just and fair rulers who brought better lives
to their people.
10. Which of the following statements
about democracy is NOT true?
• A. Democracy is a government where the
citizens take part.
• B. Ancient Athens only allowed full political
rights to adult men born in Greece.
• C. Some ancient Greek city-states allowed all
adult male city-state residents to participate in
• D. Spartan women were the first allowed to
participate in democratic government.