Tyrants of Ancient Greece: Contributions, Impact & Examples


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In ancient Greece, what was a tyranny?

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1. To the ancient Greeks, what made a ruler a tyrant?

2. A large number of Greek tyrannies led directly to what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Explore the subject of ancient Greece's tyrants with these study assessments. Quiz topics include the definition of a tyranny and the criteria for a ruler to be considered a tyrant.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • The end result of many Greek tyrannies
  • Cleisthenes of Athens
  • The group responsible for the modern day understanding of tyrants

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the tyrants of ancient Greece
  • Information recall access the knowledge you've gained regarding the meaning of the word tyranny
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Cleisthenes of Athens and what ended up happening to many Greek tyrannies

Additional Learning

Consider the lesson called Tyrants of Ancient Greece: Contributions, Impact & Examples for more on the following areas of interest:

  • Importance of Greek society throughout the ages
  • Four main types of Greek tyrants identified by historians
  • Examples of these tyrants and when they existed