How Geography & Climate Shaped Early Greek Life


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Where is Greece?

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1. What word best describes the soils of Greece for growing olives and grapes?

2. In which sea are the majority of Greek islands?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This assessment will test you on some basic information about how climate and geography affected ancient Greece. The quiz questions will test you on things such as the agricultural conditions of ancient Greece and the relationship between geography and warfare.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The location of Greece
  • The agriculture of ancient Greece
  • The Greek Islands
  • Geography and warfare
  • The impact of geography on Greek government

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - make sure you can accurately recall information on the relationship between climate and geography and ancient Greek civilization
  • Making connections - once you've read through the lesson, check your understanding of the connections between the climate and terrain of ancient Greece and Greek agriculture, warfare and government
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of ancient Greece to answer questions identifying important developments in ancient Greek civilization and their relationship with climate and geography

Additional Learning

To learn more about the climate and geography of ancient Greece, review the corresponding lesson called How Geography & Climate Shaped Early Greek Life. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The importance of rainfall
  • City states and controlling the seas
  • The inlets of Greece
  • Benefits of agriculture on hills