Discovering Democracy
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Discovering Democracy

Test your knowledge on the vibrant city-state of Athens and its experiments in democracy during ancient Greek history. Explore the factors that led to Athens becoming a leading power and delve into the people's willingness to experiment. Challenge yourself with this quiz on Athens and its democratic pursuits!

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Which two figures played important roles in Athens' political development?

Solon and Cleisthenes

What was the purpose of establishing Greek colonies during the period between 750 and 550 B.C.?

To get rid of excess population

What was the main reason for the closure of the Delphi oracle in A.D. 391?

Pressure from Christians

Who was considered the wisest citizen of Athens and given broad powers to make reforms?

<p>Solon</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was the main reason for the tension between the classes in Athens?

<p>Economic inequality</p> Signup and view all the answers

How did Pisistratus successfully seize power in Athens?

<p>By tricking the citizens with a peasant girl</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which problem did Cleisthenes solve by assigning citizens randomly to tribes?

<p>Athenian society being geographically fragmented</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which body became the main legislative body of the state in Athens?

<p>The Council of 500</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was the method used to select council members in Athens?

<p>Random selection from all citizens</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was the purpose of ostracism in Athens?

<p>To banish a person from Athens for 10 years</p> Signup and view all the answers

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