The Development & Impact of the Greek Language


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Who developed the first written language in Greece?

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1. Many early influences on the Greek language came from outside of Greece. Who first brought the concept of an alphabet to the Greek people?

2. Why did Attic become the most influential dialect of Classical Greece?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See how much you know about the development of the Greek language with this quiz/worksheet combination. Topics include the people who established the first written language in Greece and the culture that brought an alphabet to the country.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Find out what you know about these key subjects:

  • The way Attic became the most important dialect in Greece
  • Most significant use of the koine dialect
  • Use of dimotiki instead of katharevoussa

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on the Greek language and the first people in the country to develop it
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the outside culture who brought an alphabet to Greece and the popularity of Attic as a dialect in the country
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the most significant application of the koine dialect

Additional Learning

Learn more about the languages and dialects of Greece with the accompanying lesson named The Development & Impact of the Greek Language. These key topics will be addressed for your benefit:

  • Greek as one of the earliest Indo-European languages
  • Script that emerged from the Mycenaean civilization
  • Dialects from city-states in ancient Greece
  • Modern language in the country