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Ancient Greece Military History Quiz

Ancient Greece was one of the most influential civilizations in human history. Their philosophy, architecture, and certain cultural aspects still live on today. Something else from Ancient Greece that has been highly influential, not to mention fascinating, is their military history and tactics. Test your knowledge of the military history of Ancient Greece below:

  • The Most Feared Greek Soldiers Came From Where?

    • Ithaca
    • Athens
    • Sparta
    • Phthia
  • Alexander The Great Suffered His One and Only Military Defeat Where?

    • Cairo, Egypt
    • Hydaspes, India
    • Babylon, Iraq
    • He Never Lost A Battle
  • It is Believed Today That How Many Greeks Fought At Thermopylae?

    • 300
    • 1,000
    • 3,000
    • 7,000
  • The Greeks Defeated the Persians At Which Battle to End the 2nd Persian Invasion of Greece?

    • Battle of Salamis
    • Battle of Plataea
    • Battle of Marathon
    • Battle of Mycale
  • Greece Eventually Was Conquered by Which Ancient Empire?

    • Egyptian Empire
    • Persian Empire
    • Roman Empire
    • Babylonian Empire
  • The Trireme Was What?

    • Greek Spear
    • Greek War Ship
    • Greek Shield
    • Greek Catapult
  • The Close Body of Greek Troops In Standard Formation Was Called?

    • Phalanx
    • Company
    • Xiphos
    • Maniple
  • The Main Weapon On A Greek War Ship Was What?

    • Large Ballista (Crossbow)
    • Bronze Ramming Plow
    • Numerous Spears On the Sides of the Ship
    • Cranes For Lifting Enemy Ships
  • Alexander the Great Hailed From Where In Greece?

    • Thessaly
    • Macedon
    • Phthia
    • Athens
  • A Hoplite In the Greek Army Was…

    • A Citizen Soldier
    • Slaves Forced Into Combat
    • Mercenaries Who Fought for the Greek
    • Volunteers