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Ancient Greece (Grade 6)

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Ancient Greece

Name the three bodies of water that surround Greece.

What continent is Greece on?
  1. Asia
  2. Africa
  3. Australia
  4. Europe
Democracy means rule by many.
  1. True
  2. False
What kind of democracy did ancient Greece have?
  1. representative democracy
  2. direct democracy
  3. Greek democracy
City-States are                                                    .
  1. sovereign cities that govern themselves
  2. sovereign nations that govern themselves
  3. local governments that control a number of cities
  4. national governments that control a number of cities
In Athens, who could participate in the government?
  1. Men who were citizens and over the age of 18
  2. Women and slaves
  3. Men
  4. Any citizen over the age of 18
What was a public market or meeting place in Greece called?
  1. Acropolis
  2. Agora
  3. Grocery market
  4. A plague
What are some differences or similarities between the two city-states of Athens and Sparta? (List three)

Which of these Greek city-states had a military culture?
  1. Argos
  2. Thebes
  3. Sparta
  4. Athens
In Sparta, the slave population was called                .
  1. Athenians
  2. helots
  3. foreigners
  4. slaves
The main difference between a city and a city-state is that a city-state
  1. is part of an empire
  2. has more people
  3. has an independent political system
  4. is the capital of a nation
The Olympic games began around the year 776 B.C. in which country?
  1. Italy
  2. Russia
  3. China
  4. Greece
The goal of Alexander the Great was to
  1. help the Persians capture Greece.
  2. rule the known world.
  3. rebuild Athens after the Hellenistic Age.
  4. spread Minoan culture.
How far east was Alexander the Great able to stretch his empire?
  1. All the way to China
  2. Through Russia
  3. The Indus River Valley in India
  4. He didn't get past Persepolis
Read the following excerpt from Aristotle's "Politics". Answer the question that follows in at least 3 complete sentences. You must use your own words, do NOT copy word for word from the text.

"The basis of a democratic state is liberty; which, according to the common opinion of men, can only be enjoyed in such as state; this they affirm to be the great end of every democracy. One principle of liberty is for all to rule and be ruled in turn, and indeed democratic justice is the application of numerical not proportionate equality; hence it follows that the majority must be supreme, and that whatever the majority approve must be the end and the just. Every citizen, it is said, must have equality, and therefore in a democracy the poor have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme. This, then, is one not of liberty which all democrats affirm to be the principle of their state."


According to Aristotle, what is the basis of a democracy?

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