The Sicilian Expedition: Facts & Significance

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Which war was the Sicilian Expedition part of?

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1. What was Athens' stated reason for sending a fleet to Sicily?

2. Who was the main advocate and architect of the Sicilian Expedition?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Discover how much you understand about the Sicilian Expedition in ancient history with these helpful study tools. You'll be assessed on topics like the war that was happening during this time period and the reason an Athenian fleet was sent to Sicily.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on:

  • The leader of the Sicilian Expedition
  • The fate of one of the generals in this military campaign
  • An ally to Syracuse

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Sicilian Expedition
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who led the Sicilian Expedition
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the war that took place during this time in history and why the Athenian fleet was sent to Sicily

Additional Learning

You can learn more about the ancient military campaign with the lesson entitled The Sicilian Expedition: Facts & Significance. Important study topics throughout the lesson are listed below:

  • The Peace of Nicias and the general's role in the deal
  • Divide between Greek city-states once the Persians had been defeated
  • Year when the Athenian naval fleet departed for Sicily and a recalling of the fleet's general
  • Gylippus as a defending general against the Sicilian Expedition
  • Reinforcement of the Sicilian Expedition with the Athenian general Demosthenes
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