Greek Polis: Definition & Facts


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A polis is _____

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1. Which of the following would be considered citizens in a polis?

2. The Athenian polis _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Greek polis is the first example of democracy, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of its history. You will be assessed on your ability to understand the historical impact of the polis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz topics include the following:

  • Definition and legacy of the polis
  • Citizens of a polis
  • Characteristic of the Athenian polis
  • Problem faced by Greek poleis

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related world history lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Greek poleis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the legacy of poleis

Additional Learning

To learn more about history, review the accompanying lesson titled Greek Polis: Definition & Facts. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the history of the Greek polis
  • Differentiate between a direct and an indirect democracy
  • Know how a polis worked
  • Understand the historical impact of the polis