Government in Ancient Greece

1. Where did people stand when giving a speech?

  • The Bema
  • The Stage
  • The Orchestra
  • In front of the second column
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2. Who could attend the Assembly?

  • All citizens (male, over 18)
  • Only members of the Executive Committee
  • All citizens (men and women over 18)
  • All citizens (only men and slaves)

3. What was the Executive Committee?

  • The group of slaves that worked in the Assembly
  • The Politicians who spoke at the Assembly.
  • Part of the Council of 500
  • An Isolated group separate from the Council of 500

4. What responsibility did the Executive Committee have?

  • To be in charge of Athens during the Lenaia and Dionysia Festivals.
  • To be in charge of Sparta once the Greeks had invaded their territory
  • To be in charge of Athens in an emergency
  • To be in charge of Greece in war time

5. What happened after an issue had been discussed?

  • The Assembly and Executive Committee would swear an oath to secrecy.
  • It would be recorded and burned as a sacrafice to Hermes.
  • The date and official who put the issue to vote was recorded.
  • It would be recorded and burned as a sacrifice to Dionysus.


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