Battle of Marathon: Summary, Facts & Map


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The Battle of Marathon:

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1. The major cause of the first war between the Persians and the Greeks:

2. The Battle of Marathon began:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Battle of Marathon was an important battle in the first war between the ancient Greeks and Persians. These questions will help you solidify your understanding of the battle's background, its key events and historical significance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combo will test you on:

  • The cause of the first war between the Greeks and Persians
  • The length of the Battle of Marathon
  • Battle tactics that led to the Greek's victory
  • The historical importance of the Battle of Marathon

Skills Practiced

These learning assessments will test you on the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - understand the key facts about the Battle of Marathon
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about ancient history to answer questions about the battle
  • Making connections - assess the historical significance of this famous battle

Additional Learning

To learn more about this battle, watch the accompanying lesson on The Battle of Marathon. The lesson covers the following concepts:

  • Understand the battle's historical background and causes
  • Learn about the battle's events
  • Identify the war tactics of the Greeks and Persians
  • Observe a map of the battle site