Government in Ancient Greece

1. What were the advantages of being on the Council of 500?

  • Exclusion from tax
  • Free food and paid a small fee
  • Free accommodation for the period of sitting
  • Free food and unlimited wine
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2. Who decided what was to be discussed during the Assembly?

  • The Citizens who attended on the day
  • The politicians who were chosen to speak
  • The Council of 500
  • The Executive Committee

3. What responsibility did the Executive Committee have?

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

4. Where did people stand when giving a speech?

  • The Bema
  • In front of the second column
  • The Stage
  • The Orchestra

5. How often did the Assembly meet?

  • Once a month
  • Every Sunday
  • 40 times a year
  • Twice a week

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