Ancient Greek Tyrant: Definition & Overview


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What is a polis?

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1. What could be attributed to the prosperity of the Archaic Age?

2. What problems were ancient Greek tyrants hoping to solve?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz/worksheet combo will teach you about - and test you on - Tyrants in Ancient Greece. The worksheet will teach you more about who they were, and the quiz will ask you multiple choice questions pertaining to the Polis, the Archaic Age, and the impact of the Tyrants.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The definition of a Polis
  • The prosperity of the Archaic Age
  • Tyrants and the problems they hoped to solve
  • What caused the downfall of the Tyrants
  • How Greece changed after the fall of the Tyrants

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Tyrants in Ancient Greece
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as Polis and the Archaic Age
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the impact that Tyrants had on Ancient Greece

Additional Learning

To learn more about powerful political figures in Greek history, review the corresponding lesson on Ancient Greek Tyrants. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explores who the Tyrants were
  • Examines the story of Pisistratus
  • Discusses the impact that Tyrants had on Ancient Greek society
  • Identifies the Tyrants as sorts of heroes