Greek City State

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Greek City State.

1. Which were the two most powerful city-states of Ancient Greece?
a. Corinth and Argos
b. Thebes and Sparta
c. Athens and Thebes
d. Sparta and Athens
e. Rhodes and Delphi

2. Which of the below statements best describes a city-state?
a. A division of a large country similar to a province
b. A city that independently rules the lands around it
c. A small section of a larger city
d. A region that is part of an empire
e. The capital city of a state

3. Which type of government ruled the Greek city-states?
a. Monarchy
b. Democracy
c. Oligarchy
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

4. Which city-state was famous for defeating the Spartans at the Battle of Leuctra in 371 BC?
a. Corinth
b. Argos
c. Rhodes
d. Athens
e. Thebes

5. For which of the following achievements was the city of Argos famous for?
a. The birthplace of democracy
b. The home of the famous poet Pindar
c. A standard system of weights and measures called the Pheidonian measures
d. Having the strongest army and warriors
e. The center of the Greek religion including the oracle Pythia

6. Which city-state was often called the center or navel of the world?
a. Delphi
b. Rhodes
c. Athens
d. Thebes
e. Sparta

7. What two things was the city of Rhodes famous for?
a. Theatre and poetry
b. Shipbuilders and a giant statue called the Colossus
c. A mysterious religious oracle and standard weights and measures
d. The first silver coins and the home of the poet Pindar
e. Democracy and a powerful army

8. Which city-state allied with the Persians against Sparta and Athens?
a. Corinth
b. Thebes
c. Argos
d. Delphi
e. Rhodes

9. True or False: Most people living in the region of Ancient Greece considered themselves to be Greek first and a member of a city-state second.

10. What was the city of Delphi famous for?
a. It was the religious center of the Ancient Greek world
b. It was home to the oracle Pythia
c. It was home to the athletic competition called the Pythian Games
d. It was a center of the arts, literature, and education
e. All of the above

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