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Practice - Prehistory and Ancient Civilisations - 06

Hello, young historians! Are you ready to voyage back in time to the world of the Ancient Greeks? They were known for their powerful gods, magnificent architecture, and remarkable thinkers. Let's see how much you've learned about this fascinating civilisation. Grab your thinking hats, and let's begin this adventure!
1.
Roman roads were constructed in which distinctive shape?
Curved
Circular
Straight
Zigzag
Roman roads were known for being straight, built to offer the most direct route for their armies.
2.
What was the culture of Sparta?
Democratic
Agricultural
Military
Scientific
Sparta was known for being a military society ruled by two kings and an oligarchy, or small group of people having control.
3.
Who is considered the 'Father of History' in the Greek tradition?
Hercules
Herodotus
Homer
Hermes
Herodotus, a Greek historian from the 5th Century BC, is often called the 'Father of History'.
4.
Which of the following was NOT a city-state in Ancient Greece?
Sparta
Troy
Athens
Corinth
Troy is a famous location from Ancient Greek mythology, but it wasn't a Greek city-state.
5.
What was a Roman legion?
A form of currency
A type of food
A political office
A military unit
A Roman legion was a large unit of the Roman army, made up of thousands of soldiers.
6.
From what war does the myth of the 'Trojan Horse' originate?
The Peloponnesian War
The Trojan War
The Persian War
The Punic War
The 'Trojan Horse' is a story from the Trojan War about subterfuge that the Greeks used to enter the independent city of Troy and win the war.
7.
What language did the Romans speak?
French
Italian
Latin
Greek
The Romans spoke Latin, which was later used as the language of scholarship and the Catholic Church.
8.
Who was the first Roman Emperor?
Julius Caesar
Augustus Caesar
Marcus Aurelius
Nero
Augustus Caesar was the first Roman Emperor, ruling from 27 BC until his death in AD 14. He was Julius Caesar's adopted son.
9.
What famous wall did the Romans build in Britain?
Great Wall of China
Wonderwall
Hadrian's Wall
Wall of Constantinople
Hadrian's Wall, named after Emperor Hadrian, marked the northernmost frontier of the Roman Empire in Britain.
10.
Who was known as the 'blind poet' who composed the Iliad and the Odyssey?
Homer
Sappho
Euripides
Aristophanes
Homer, although believed to be blind, authored the Iliad and the Odyssey, two epic poems that are central works of ancient Greek literature.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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