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Describes a representative democracy?
Citizens elect officials to make the laws.
Why were the seas important to the early Greeks?
The provided trade routes
Because traveling by land in Greece was difficult, what happened as a result?
Greece became a collection of independent city-states
Who (city-state) is credited with creating the world's first democracy?
Greek writing often fell within which genres?
Tragedy and Comedy
Ancient Greece was home to many great philosophers. What philosopher taught that the way to seek truth is through a series of questions and answers?
What is it called when Greek culture blended with the cultures of the regions that Alexander conquered?
What caused the Peloponnesian War to begin?
Greek city-states were angered by Athens' misuse of Delian League funds.
What significant impact did King Phillip II have on Greece?
He unified the Greek city-states
Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand upon and I will move the earth." This quote, regarding the invention of pulleys and levers was spoken by whom?
What was an important achievement of Alexander the Great?
He spread Greek culture through Europe, Asia and Africa
Which philosopher founded the Academy in Athens, which taught political philosophies to the Athenians?
Who were considered citizens in the democracy in Athens?
All men born in Athens
Who is attributed with the invention of geometry?
What is the difference between a Direct Democracy and a Representative Democracy?
Direct democracy is when all citizens have equal voting rights; Representative democracy is when citizens make laws to represent them at assembly.
What are the characteristics of the gods and goddesses of Greece?
Describe the religion of ancient Greece?
They believed in gods and goddesses that ruled the heavens, the earth and underworld .
What did the Greeks do to appease their gods?
They built temples and offered sacrifices to the gods and goddesses
The Greeks and Hindus had similar religious beliefs and practices in that they both were ________.
What civilization adopted the Greek religion after conquering the Greeks?
What emphasis did the Greeks put on an afterlife?
The Greeks believed in an afterlife, but put more emphasis on living in this world.
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