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Ancient Thebes (Boeotia): Quiz


Question 1: The victorious Greeks subsequently punished Thebes by depriving it of the presidency of the ________ and an attempt by the Spartans to expel it from the Delphic amphictyony was only frustrated by the intercession of Athens.
Ancient Thebes (Boeotia)Thebes, GreeceBoeotiaAncient Greece

Question 2: According to Plutarch, a special Athenian embassy, led by Phocion, an opponent of the anti-Macedonian faction, was able to persuade Alexander to give up his demand for the exile of leaders of the anti-Macedonian party, most particularly ________.

Question 3: It was the largest city of the region of ________ and was the leader of the Boeotian confederacy.
BoeotiaThebes, GreeceAncient GreeceAncient Thebes (Boeotia)

Question 4: Similar expeditions were sent to Thessaly and ________ to regulate the affairs of those regions.
Alexander the GreatAncient GreeceClassical antiquityMacedonia (ancient kingdom)

Question 5: A revulsion of feeling was completed in 338 BC by the orator ________, who persuaded Thebes to join Athens in a final attempt to bar Philip's advance upon Attica.

Question 6: Theban forces ended the power of Sparta at the battle of Leuctra in 371 BC under the command of ________.
Corinthian WarEpaminondasAgesilaus IIAncient Greece

Question 7: They carried their arms into ________ and at the head of a large coalition, permanently crippled the power of Sparta, in part by freeing many helot slaves, the basis of the Spartan economy.

Question 8: It played an important role in the fabric of Greek myth, as the site of the stories of ________, Oedipus, Dionysus and others.
ZeusCadmusEuropa (mythology)Semele

Question 9: In the Mycenaean period it attracted attention from the invading ________, and the fact of their eventual conquest of Thebes lie behind the stories of the successive legendary attacks on that city.
IoniansAncient GreeceClassical GreeceDorians

Question 10: Thebes (Θῆβαι) was a Boeotian city-state (polis), situated to the north of the Cithaeron range, which divides ________ from Attica, and on the southern edge of the Boeotian plain.
Thebes, GreeceAncient GreeceAncient Thebes (Boeotia)Boeotia


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