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1

What blind poet is famous for his works the Iliad and the Odyssey?

Homer

2

What happened in 776 B.C., the first recorded date in Greek history?

the first Olympic games were held

3

Who was the supposed king of the Greek gods?

Zeus

4

Name a hero in Greek mythology.

Achilles or Odysseus

5

where Athenians defeated a Persian landing force

Marathon

6

hilltop fortress that was the seat of government and religion

acropolis

7

Minoan homeland

Crete

8

mountain pass where brave Spartans held off the Persians

Thermopylae

9

Who controlled the Delian League?

Athens

10

Democracy means "rule by ______."

the many or common people

11

Who were the Helots?

common laborers in Sparta

12

What is "rule by a few rich" called?

oligarchy

13

Which philosopher drank poison instead of being exiled from Athens?

Socrates

14

What did the Spartan ruling class spend its time doing?

training for war

15

T or F. Pericles brought SPARTAN democracy to its fullest measure.

false - Athenian

16

T or F. Athens WON the Peloponnesian War.

false - lost

17

T or F. PLATO, a student of Socrates, wrote the dialogues, a series of philosophical works.

true

18

T or F. Philosopher means "lover of WISDOM."

true