Government in Ancient Greece

1. Who ate, slept and lived in a roundhouse?

  • The Executive Committee
  • The Chairman and his family
  • The Council of 500
  • The Wives of the Council of 500
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2. 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

3. Which individual was the leader of the Assembly?

  • Whichever speaker had the most votes at the start of the meeting
  • Whichever chairman whose sitting coincided with the day of the Assembly
  • Whichever citizen had attended the most Assembly meetings in the past year
  • Whoever arrived at the Pnyx first on the day of the meeting.

4. What responsibility did the Executive Committee have?

  • 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 Greece in war time
  • To be in charge of Athens during the Lenaia and Dionysia Festivals.

5. What happened after an issue had been discussed?

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


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