Greek Trireme: Definition, Facts & Diagram


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How many rows of oars did the Greek trireme have?

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1. Which of the following was a key characteristic of the Greek trireme?

2. Which of the following battles was won due to the use of the Greek trireme?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Greek trireme was an essential tool of war for ancient Greece, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of its characteristics as well as the history surrounding it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on various details about the Greek trireme including:

  • The construction of the Greek trireme
  • How many rows of oars the Greek trireme contained
  • Battles won due to the Greek trireme
  • The rowers of the Greek trireme
  • Offensive tactics of the Greek trireme

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the characteristics of the Greek trireme
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the number of oar rows on the Greek trireme as well as who made up the rowers
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the battles of ancient Greece and the offensive tactics of the Greek trireme

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Greek trireme and war in ancient Greece, review the accompanying lesson Greek Trireme: Definition, Facts & Diagram. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the Greek trireme
  • Know the meaning of the Latin word triremis and how it applies to the Greek Trireme
  • Familiarize yourself with the characteristics of the Greek trireme and the offensive tactics of those who steered it
  • Know who made up the crew of the Greek trireme
  • Understand the use of the Greek Trireme in the Persian War