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Ancient Greece and Sicily

written by: spartanman47
 
This quiz will be a challenge, although some of the questions aren't too difficult. I have chosen a key era between 600 BC and around 330 BC for most of the questions. Enjoy!

Question 1:

View the provided image.
Perillos of Athens, a brass-founder, proposed to Phalaris, Tyrant of Akragas the invention of what execution device?
The Blade of Akragas
The Brazen Bull
The Horns of the Minotaur
The Mare of Phalaris


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Question 2:


What was the scene of the last major battle of the Peloponnesian War?
Aegospotami
Salamis
Epirus
Actium

Question 3:


Agamemnon, one of the most notable heroes of Greek mythology, was a ruler of Mycenae.
True
False

Question 4:


This town, after which an Olympic event was named, was the site of a battle where the Athenian army defeated the Persians in 490 BC.
Pentathos
Marathon
Javelinos River
Decathlos

Question 5:


In early 6th century BC, the city states of Akragas, Gela, and Syracuse sent ships to the city of Himera in west Sicily, where they defeated an invading force coming from where?
Crete
Egypt
Rome
Carthage

Question 6:


Ancient Greece was the birthplace of the chariot.
True
False

Question 7:


What was the result of the Athenian invasion of Syracuse during the Peloponnesian War?
Syracuse was destroyed and Sparta later surrendered.
The Romans defeated both sides and took over Sicily.
The Athenians were defeated.
Carthage invaded and controlled western Sicily.

Question 8:


Alexander the Great commanded the Macedonian army and defeated Athens, Thebes and their allies at the Battle of Chaeronea (338 BC).
True
False

Question 9:


A story says that a Spartan wife gave this advice to her husband, upon his departure for the battlefield.
None of these
Come home with your shield or upon it.
May the blood of your enemies be as red as your cloak.
May Zeus strengthen you and return you home safely.

Question 10:


Which of the following city states was not on the territory of present-day Greece?
Athens
Troy
Sparta
Argos

 


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