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QUIZ: Can We Test Your Knowledge of Ancient Greece?

 Ancient Greece is one of those amazing periods in the history of the world where technology, politics, civilization and much more were taken a huge step forward. Ancient Greece lead the world in sciences, philosophy, organization and much more. We still use many of the words today. What do you know of those incredible times? Take our quiz and show us!
Ancient Greece Quiz: Academy of Athens
 
 
What is the period of time known as "Ancient Greece"?
800 BC - 500 BC
500 AD - 800 AD
100 BC - 400 AD
1200 BC - 400 BC
Ancient Greece Quiz: Academy of Athens
 
 
True or False: It was the first Democracy
True
False
Ancient Greece Quiz: Academy of Athens
 
 
Who were the most feared warriors in Greece?
The Athenians
The Spartans
The Corinthians
The Argosians
Ancient Greece Quiz: Academy of Athens
 
 
Slaves were a huge part of the Ancient Greek society
True
False
Ancient Greece Quiz: Academy of Athens
 
 
The word "School" means what in ancient Greek?
The word school actually meant "free time", which is quite the opposite of how it is used today.
Learning
Teaching House
Free Time
House of Books
Ancient Greece Quiz: Academy of Athens
 
 
The word "Idiot" means what in ancient Greek?
Idiot was a term for a non-political, regular person
Stupid
Regular person
Specially elected politicians
Unique
Ancient Greece Quiz: Academy of Athens
 
 
Which of these is NOT a famous Greek mathamatician?
Aeneas is actually a famous Roman, on whom the Roman Poet Virgil wrote the Aeneid
Pythagoras
Euclid
Aeneas
Archimedes
Ancient Greece Quiz: Academy of Athens
 
 
In ancient Greece, what did throwing an apple at a person mean?
You mock them
You are in love with them
You declare war on them
You invite them to eat
Ancient Greece Quiz: Academy of Athens
 
 
True or False: Spartan men couldn't live with their families until they were 20
True
False - it was 15
False - it was 30
False - They could never go back home.
Ancient Greece Quiz: Academy of Athens
 
 
What did ancient Greeks (and Romans too) often bought their slaves with?
With diamonds
With silver markers
With IOU leather stamps
With salt
Ancient Greece Quiz: Academy of Athens
 
 
Which of these movements dates back to ancient Greece?
Saluting in the army
Shaking hands
A thumbs up
Giving the finger
Ancient Greece Quiz: Academy of Athens
 
 
In ancient Greece, once a politician was democratically elected, they could never be "fired".
Not only could a politician be voted out of office, but they could be "expelled" from politics for 10 years on a special vote by the people
True
False
Ancient Greece Quiz: Academy of Athens
 
 
Which of the following was a sign of intelligence and beauty?
A large hawk nose
Small, shapely ears
Tiny feet
A unibrow
Ancient Greece Quiz: Academy of Athens
 
 
What did red lipstick mean in Ancient Greece?
That the woman is a lady of means
That the woman is a "Lady of the night"
That the woman is married
That the woman is unmarried
Ancient Greece Quiz: Academy of Athens
 
 
The word "Music" comes from what Greek divinity?
Of these, only the Muses are actual Greek gods and they are indeed where the word "Music" comes from
Musiplain, goddess of music
Maskus, god of masks
Musiel, god of the harp
The Muses, gods of art
Ancient Greece Quiz: Academy of Athens
 
 
When did Ancient Greek stop being the official language of Greece?
Amazingly, it was only 43 years ago, in 1976, that Ancient Greek stopped being the official language.
1872
1976
1622
1912
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You probably don't know that much about Ancient Greece, but after going through this quiz, we bet you know a whole lot more! If you found them interesting, we recommend you read some more about this fascinating and impressive era in world history.
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You did above average and pretty well. You definitely know some ancient history. However, there is still room for improvement, so we hope you learned some new things today, and will continue to learn about this fascinating era.
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Are you a Greek god? You sure do know your Ancient Greek history. So few today do! Color us impressed with your vast knowledge, and we hope you will continue to ace our other history quizzes. Way to go!
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