“It’s All Greek to Me” Scavenger Hunt”

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“It’s All Greek to Me” Scavenger Hunt”

  1. Greece can be found on the southern part of what continent?

  1. There is an island by Greece named Crete where the first important civilization in Greek history began. What was the name of this civilization?

  1. The isthmus of Corinth joins two areas of land in Greece. What is the definition of an isthmus?

  1. In early Greece two cities were famous. What were the two cities?

  1. On the east Greece is bordered by what sea?

  1. On the west Greece is bordered by what sea?

  1. The first Olympic Games were held in what city in ancient Greece?

  1. On the island of Ithaca lived a famous hero from Greek literature. Who was this hero?

  1. The Classical age of Greece lasted about a 100 years. We describe this time as the “(blank)” Age of Greece?

  1. Greece is a land covered by mountains which form natural barriers and boundaries dividing ancient Greece into many small areas that ruled themselves. What were these areas called?

  1. One mountain in Greece stands at an elevation nearly 10,000 feet. Which mountain is it?

  1. Almost everywhere in Greece is within a short driving distance from the sea. From the farthest spot in Greece about how many miles is the coastline?

  1. Greece’s gift to the ancient world was what type of government?

  1. What sea would you be crossing if you sailed west from Greece through the Strait of Gibraltar?

  1. The Acroplis, which is some of many famous ruins in Greece, can be seen in which modern day city?

  1. The civilization on the island of Crete was the Minoan civilization and it lasted for 1,500 years. What king was this civilization named after?

  1. Greece had many merchant ships to do their trading. To protect these merchant ships and their large amount of shoreline from pirates and invasion they formed the world’s first what?

  1. Two carved lions still guard the entrance to the oldest city on mainland Greece. What city is it?

  1. Agamemnon was a king of Mycenae. He helped lead the Greeks to a victory in a famous battle with what city?

  1. The wife of the King of Sparta, who was named Helen, started a war that lasted 10 years when she fell in love with a man named Paris.

  1. Supposedly the Greeks used a clever ploy to defeat the City of Troy. What did the Greeks use?

  1. The leader of the Greek gods was Zeus and he controlled everything above ground. Who ruled over the river Styx and the underworld?

  1. What is the definition of an oligarchy?

  1. What is the definition of a tyrant?

  1. The largest population was found in which Greek city-state?

  1. The two most powerful city-states during the Golden Age of Greece were which two city-states?

  1. In which city-state was being physically fit and a member of the strong well trained army the most important thing a man could do?

  1. The city-state that had a center of the arts and a strong Navy was which city-state?

  1. Who was the winner of the the Peloponnesian War? How many years did it last?

  1. By conquering the Greek city-states one by one by 238 B.C. Greece was under the control of one man. Who was this man?

  1. The most famous conqueror was the son of the man who conquered Greece. The son eventually conquered most of the known world at the time. Who was this man?

  1. In Greece the main piece of clothing was a tunic that was made from a piece of cloth pinned and tied. What was this garmet?

  1. The Greeks also had a wrap that they could wear over their tunic on cool evenings. What was this wrap called?

  1. What was the garment called that the ancient Romans used to wear?

  1. For men in Sparta, the most important was for them to be prepared for what?

  1. Two kings, a council of citizens, and ephors who were 5 overseers ruled which city-state?

  1. Babies that were born weak and though not to be strong were left to die of exposure in what city-state?

  1. In Sparta most people fit into a social class that was so low it was just above the class of slaves. What was this group of people called?

  1. Along with having parent’s born in Athens a man had to be how old to become a citizen?

  1. How old was a boy in Sparta when he started his military training?

  1. At what age could men leave the army in Sparta? Then what were they supposed to do after?

  1. Which ruler was the first to allow citizens of Athens to make their own laws using an assembly?

  1. The light, fast Navy warships that protected the slower merchant ships of Greece were called what?

  1. Every four years there was a religious festival of games to honor which Greek god?

  1. What are the five sports of the original Greek Olympic pentathlon?

  1. Who was the Greek writer who wrote The Iliad and The Odyssey?

  1. What famous Greek war doe the long poem The Iliad talk about?

  1. While on his way home from the Trojan War Odysseus faced many adventures. What Greek poem talks about these adventures?

  1. Who is the Greek goddess of wisdom?

  1. The first and last letters of the Greek alphabet are what?

  1. The Greeks had many great philosophers. Who are often considered the three greatest ones?

  1. Nowdays we call this water passage the Strait of Gibralter. What did the early Greeks call it?

  1. To honor the goddess Athena, what temple was built in Athens?

  1. A famous writer who wrote stories that always ended with a moral lived in ancient Greece. He wrote such well known stories as “The Hare and the Tortoise” and “The Fox and the Grapes”. Who was this writer?

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