Monthly Archives: December 2013

Outline: New Government & Westward Expansion (American History)

Hello fellow Homeschoolers!

 I’m taking a break for the next few weeks, so I will not be posting lesson plans.  However, I’ll begin posting lesson plans again in early January.  They will be on the Framing of the New Government and the Westward Expansion  (American History).  Below you can see the outline for the Spring Semester.

May God bless you with a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Spring 2014 (American History)

New Government & Westward Expansion Lesson Plans Outline

  • Week 1: The Constitution
  • Week 2: The Bill of Rights
  • Week 3: Daniel Boone
  • Week 4: Eli Whitney (& the Cotton Gin)
  • Week 5:  Thomas Jefferson
  • Week 6: Lewis & Clark
  • Week 7:  Sacajawea
  • Week 8: James Madison
  • Week 9: War of 1812
  • Week 10: Story of Star Spangled Banner
  • Week 11:  Erie Canal
  • Week 12: Trail of Tears
  • Week 13: The Amistad
  • Week 14: Sojourner Truth
  • Week 15: Native American History Early 1800’s (Tecumseh’s Rebellion)
  • Week 16:  Wagon Trains
  • Week 17: New Government & Westward Expansion History Test

If you have any questions about these History Lesson Plans, please feel free to email me.  My email is  If you’ve found great resources that might be a help to others using this curriculum, please feel free to write messages on the comments section of each post for others to see.  Thanks!

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Test: Ancient Greece & Ancient Rome

Week 17: Ancient Greek & Ancient Rome Test

NOTE: Following is the Test on Ancient Greece & Ancient Rome.  7th and 8th graders should be able to do all of this test.  4th through 6th graders should be able to do most of the test.   K – 3rd graders will be able to do a lot of this test orally.   Each question is worth 2 points.  This test is OPTIONAL.   Please feel free to skip it; scale it; eliminate parts of it; use it merely as a review, or do whatever best suits your family!  If you choose to give your children this test, I would recommend reviewing the “Discussion Questions” from the last 16 weeks’ lesson plans the day before you give the test.

Following the test you will find a teachers’ answer key.

Name: _____________________________________________         Date: __________________________

Ancient Greece/Ancient Rome Test

Fill in the Blank:


1) Name a sea near Ancient Greece? _______________________

2) Name two famous city-states?  ___________________ and  _____________________

3) What was Zeus the god of? _______________________________________________

4) What Poseidon the god of? _______________________________________________

5) What was Hades the god of? ______________________________________________

6) What was Hephaestus the god of? __________________________________________

7) What was Aphrodite the goddess of? ________________________________________

8) What was Ares the god of? _______________________________________________

9) What was Athena the goddess of? __________________________________________

10) What was Hermes the god of?  ___________________________________________

11) What was Artemis the goddess of? _________________________________________

12) What was Apollo the god of? _____________________________________________

13) What was Dionysus the god of? ___________________________________________

14) What was Zeus’s Roman name? ___________________________________________

15) What was Poseidon’s Roman name? ________________________________________

16) What was Aphrodite’s Roman name? _______________________________________

17) What was Hades’s Roman name? __________________________________________

18) Which God in particular did the Olympics honor? _______________________________

19) What was Bucephalus?  _________________________________________________

20) Who was the most successful leader of the Ancient Greek world?  ___________________

21) What language did the Romans speak? ______________________________________

22) What is the Roman Numeral for 4? _________________________________________

23) What is the Roman Numeral for 11? ________________________________________

24) Name the most famous Ancient Roman political leader? __________________________


Circle the Correct Answer:

25) Which of the following was NOT a common food in Ancient Greece?

A     A) Beans                                      C) Pasta

O    B) Olive Oil                                  D) Wine


26) Which of the following was NOT a famous philosopher in Ancient Greece?

            A) Plato                                   C) Aristotle

B               B) Pliny                                    D) Socrates


27) Which of the following was NOT a famous story from Ancient Greece?

A)  The Iliad                                         C) Aesops’ Fables

B) The Odyssey                                   D) Apostle Paul’s letters


28) Which of the following was NOT a famous Greek Myth?

A)  Story of Pompeii                            C) Medusa

B)  Theseus & the Minotaur               D) King Midas & the Golden Touch


29) Which of the following was NOT an event in the Ancient Olympics?

A) Running                                          C) Gymnastics

B) Pentathlon                                      D) Pankration


30) Which of the following was NOT true of the story of the Trojan War?

A) Odysseus fought in it.

B) Pliny wrote about it.

C) The Trojan horse was a part of it.

D) It lasted 10 years.


31) Who was the teacher of Alexander the Great?

A) Homer                                C) Plato

B) Aristotle                              D) Socrates


32) Why weren’t Alexander and his army able to defeat India?

A) People of India used elephants in warfare.

B) Alexander and his army arrived during monsoon season (extremely rainy).

C) Alexander’s army was tired of fighting.

D)  All of the above.


 33) Which of the following was NOT a job of Ancient Roman Soldiers?

A) To fight when needed

B) Build roads

C) Crucify criminals

D) Create pottery


34) Which of the following was NOT true of Julius Caesar?

A) The army loved and followed him.

B) He was a great speaker.

C) The month of June is named after him.

D) He was murdered by members of the Senate.


35) What important religious figure was crucified in Ancient Rome?

A) Jesus Christ                         C) Pliny

B) Jupiter                                 D) Mohammad


36) Which of the following was NOT true of Jesus?

A)  He died to take away our sins.

B)  His parables are still famous today.

C) All of the Pharisees hated him.

D) He rose from the dead.


37) Gladiators did NOT fight:

A) Jesus                       C) Other Gladiators

B) Animals                   D) In sea battles


Write “T” if the answer is true; Write “F” if the answer is false.

38) T/F The Ancient Greeks always built small, simple buildings. _____

39) T/F Ancient Greeks studied math, science, medicine & astronomy. _____

40) T/F Athens was the world’s first communist city. _____

41) T/F The Trojan War was a war between Troy and Olympia. _____

42) T/F At one time Aesop was a slave. _____

43) T/F Alexander the Great claimed to be a son of the gods. _____

44) T/F Alexander the Great was killed by one of his generals. _____

45) T/F Ancient Rome’s army was the best in the world. _____

46) T/F Gladiators were trained at schools. _____

47) T/F Many Christians were killed by wild animals at the Coliseum. _____

48) T/F It was expensive to watch Gladiator fights. _____

49) T/F Mount Olympus buried Pompeii in ash. _____

50) T/F Hundreds of years later a new city/town was built over the top of Pompeii. _____


Extra Credit:


For Grades K – 3:  What did men wear during the Ancient Greek Olympics? _____________

Name one of Aesop’s Fables? _________________________________________________


For Grades 4 – 6:   According to the Ancient Greeks, what are the names of the two women responsible for the seasons Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall? _________________________ and _______________


For Grades 7 – 8: Who wrote the Iliad and the Odyssey? _______________________________

Who was Hephaestion? ________________________


 Answer Key:

  • 1.  Mediterranean, Adriatic, Aegean, OR Ionian Sea
  • 2.  Athens & Sparta
  • 3.  Thunder & Sky
  • 4.  Water & Seas
  • 5.  The Underworld
  • 6.  Metalworking
  • 7.  Love & Beauty
  • 8.  War
  • 9.  Wisdom & Battle Strategy
  • 10.  Thieves & Messengers
  • 11.  Moon & Hunting
  • 12.  Sun & Music
  • 13.  Wine
  • 14.  Jupiter
  • 15.  Neptune
  • 16.  Venus
  • 17.  Pluto
  • 18.  Zeus
  • 19.  Alexander the Great’s horse
  • 20.  Alexander the Great
  • 21.  Latin
  • 22.  IV
  • 23.  XI
  • 24.  Julius Ceasar
  • 25.  C.
  • 26.  B.
  • 27.  D.
  • 28.  A.
  • 29.  C.
  • 30.  B.
  • 31.  B.
  • 32.  D.
  • 33.  D.
  • 34.  C.
  • 35.  A.
  • 36.  C.
  • 37.  A.
  • 38.  F
  • 39.  T
  • 40.  F
  • 41.  F
  • 42.  T
  • 43.  T
  • 44.  F
  • 45.  T
  • 46.  T
  • 47.  T
  • 48.  F
  • 49.  F
  • 50.  T

Extra Credit:  K – 3 – The Ancient Greeks wore nothing.  Answers will vary for Aesop’s Fables.  May include:  Tortoise & the Hare, Fox & Grapes, Boy Who Cried Wolf, etc.

Extra Credit: 4 – 6 –  Demeter & Persephone

Extra Credit: 7 – 8:  Homer; Alexander the Great’s friend

Copyright December 6th, 2013 by Gwen Fredette

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