Trade & Commerce in Greek City-States & the Mediterranean Region


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1. What prompted the Greeks to really become involved in international trade?

2. Which of these are examples of Greek export items?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Trade and commerce in ancient Greece and the Mediterranean was a complex and important part of history that led to many precedents and developments that are still utilized today. This quiz and worksheet will help gauge your understanding of components and elements of business in ancient Greece. Quiz questions will focus on historical definitions, historical events, export item examples, and the importance of coins in ancient Greek commerce.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • City-state classification
  • Historical catalysts for Greek commerce
  • Examples of export items
  • Definition of amphora
  • Importance of coins in international trade

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - check your understanding of key concepts like amphora and city-state
  • Reading comprehension - ensure you understand the key objectives of ancient Greek commerce
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding ancient Greek trade
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about trade in the Mediterranean

Additional Learning

To find out more about ancient Greek trade, review the corresponding lesson called Trade & Commerce in Greek City-States & the Mediterranean Region. This lesson covers the following key objectives:

  • Economies in ancient Greece
  • Political composition of Greek city-states
  • Major trade partners in the Mediterranean
  • What they traded and how they traded it