Government in Ancient Greece

1. What happened after an issue had been discussed?

  • The Assembly and Executive Committee would swear an oath to secrecy.
  • The date and official who put the issue to vote was recorded.
  • It would be recorded and burned as a sacrifice to Dionysus.
  • It would be recorded and burned as a sacrafice to Hermes.
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2. What were the advantages of being on the Council of 500?

  • Exclusion from tax
  • Free food and unlimited wine
  • Free food and paid a small fee
  • Free accommodation for the period of sitting

3. How long did the chairman/leader of the Executive Committee sit?

  • A month
  • 24 Hours
  • A year
  • Two weeks

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 Athens in an emergency
  • To be in charge of Greece in war time
  • To be in charge of Sparta once the Greeks had invaded their territory

5. What was the Executive Committee?

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


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