Festivals in Ancient Athens: History & Traditions


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Which of the following activities was NOT part of the Panathenaea holiday?

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1. During the Greater Dionysia, three playwrights had their plays performed. How many plays were they expected to write?

2. Who was allowed to participate in the Thesmophoria, a holiday devoted to the goddess Demeter?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These interactive study resources are designed to quiz your grasp of ancient Athenian traditions. With the quiz, you'll find out out how much you understand about the Panathenaea holiday and the plays performed during the Greater Dionysia.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the quiz/worksheet to answer questions on these topics:

  • Who was allowed to participate in the Thesmophoria
  • A prize for those who won an athletic game during the Panathenaea
  • Where marchers went when the Thesmophoria took place

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on ancient Athenian traditions
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Panathenaea holiday
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the festivities of the Thesmophoria

Additional Learning

You can learn more about ancient Greece with the lesson named Festivals in Ancient Athens: History & Traditions. You'll be going over the following areas of study:

  • What does Panathenaea mean
  • Details about the Panathenaea holiday
  • What the Great Dionysia was all about
  • Satyr plays
  • What the Thesmophoria celebrated