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. _____
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? ________________________
- 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