Ancient Greece Quiz

Culture, religion, and festivals -- what do you know about Ancient Greece?

Quiz

Culture, religion, and festivals -- what do you know about Ancient Greece?

1. Which Earth goddess and mother of all gods was worshipped at Delphi before the god Apollo began to be worshiped there around 1,000 b.c.?

  • Gaia
  • Rhea
  • Hera
  • Demeter

2. What pan-Greek religious festival at Delphi involved contests of games between Greek city-states?

3. Delphi was an oracle for which god?

  • Zeus
  • Cronus
  • Apollo
  • Ares

4. The great gateway of Mycenae, being the entrance to the city, was guarded by stone carvings of what two mammals?

  • Two lions
  • Two elephants
  • Two tigers
  • Two dolphins

5. Which monstrous serpent was the guardian of Delphi before being defeated by Apollo?

  • Python
  • Typhoeus
  • Ekhidna
  • Anaconda

6. What mountain is near to and towers above Delphi?

7. How tall was the Statue of Zeus at Olympia?

8. Mycenaeans built a style of tomb called Tholos. What does "Tholos" mean?

  • Beehive
  • Nest
  • Anthill
  • Egg

9. What was a priestess called when Apollo spoke through her?

  • Voice
  • Pythia
  • Oracle
  • Queen

10. A trireme is a boat with how many levels of oarsmen?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

Your Results:

1. Which Earth goddess and mother of all gods was worshipped at Delphi before the god Apollo began to be worshiped there around 1,000 b.c.?
Gaia

2. What pan-Greek religious festival at Delphi involved contests of games between Greek city-states?
Pythian Games

3. Delphi was an oracle for which god?
Apollo

4. The great gateway of Mycenae, being the entrance to the city, was guarded by stone carvings of what two mammals?
Two lions

5. Which monstrous serpent was the guardian of Delphi before being defeated by Apollo?
Python

6. What mountain is near to and towers above Delphi?
Mount Parnassus

7. How tall was the Statue of Zeus at Olympia?
40 feet

8. Mycenaeans built a style of tomb called Tholos. What does "Tholos" mean?
Beehive

9. What was a priestess called when Apollo spoke through her?
Pythia

10. A trireme is a boat with how many levels of oarsmen?
3

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