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Ancient Athens: Social Structure & Political Organization

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Which of the following best describes the period of Greek history from approximately 1000 B.C.E. until 800 B.C.E.?

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1. The introduction of hoplite soldiers was most likely influenced by which of the following?

2. Which of the following best describes the reforms of Athenian society instituted by Solon?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will quickly measure your understanding of ancient Athenian society. These questions will focus on the political and social structure of this city-state.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet set you'll review your knowledge of:

  • The origins of the hoplite
  • Rights and privileges of Athenian women
  • The reforms of Solon

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Athens from 1000 BCE to 800 BCE in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Strategoi, Hippeis, Thetes and Metics
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the origin of hoplite soldiers in Athens

Additional Learning

If you are still curious about this ancient Greek city-state, review the accompanying lesson titled Ancient Athens: Social Structure & Political Organization. It explains:

  • The highest level of Athenian society
  • How slaves in Athens were treated
  • The major reform of Cleistenes
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