Quiz  /  Athens
  • 1. 
    What form of government was first introduced in the city-state of Athens?

  • Democracy
  • Monarchy
  • Oligarchy
  • Communism
  • 2. 
    Who was the patron god or goddess of the city of Athens?

  • Zeus
  • Athena
  • Demeter
  • Hera
  • 3. 
    What was the original purpose of the Acropolis?

  • As a fortress for the people of the city to retreat to when attacked
  • As a place to watch theatre
  • As a place to worship the gods
  • As a center for the Greek government
  • 4. 
    What was the name of the place that was the center of commerce and government in Athens?

  • The Acropolis
  • The Strategeion
  • The Agora
  • The Parthenon
  • 5. 
    Who was the leader of Athens during its golden age as the center of the Ancient Greek civilization?

  • Homer
  • Odysseus
  • Alexander the Great
  • Pericles
  • 6. 
    What building, located at the center of the Acropolis, was dedicated to the goddess Athena?

  • The Parthenon
  • The Theatre
  • The Agora
  • The Erchtheum
  • 7. 
    About how far back do historians have recorded history about the city of Athens?

  • 3400 years
  • 1000 years
  • 2500 years
  • 6000 years
  • 8. 
    What Greek god, and patron of the theatre, was the largest theatre on the slopes of the Acropolis named after?

  • Dionysus
  • Athena
  • Zeus
  • Apollo
  • 9. 
    Where was the Acropolis located?

  • On a hill at the center of the city
  • North of the city of Athens on top of mount Olympus
  • Just outside the city walls
  • Between Athens and Sparta
  • 10. 
    Which of the statements below best describes the Age of Pericles?

  • A time when Athens was poor and weak
  • A time when art and democracy flourished
  • A time when Athens was under the power of the Tyrants
  • A time when Sparta ruled over Athens
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