Ancient History: Greece : War, Conflict, and Diplomatic Relationships

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Example Question #11 : War, Conflict, And Diplomatic Relationships

The Second Persian Invasion of Greece featured one of history’s most famous last stands at which of the following events?

Possible Answers:

The Battle of Thermopylae

The Battle of Waterloo

The Battle of Marathon

The Punic Wars

The Battle of the Bulge

Correct answer:

The Battle of Thermopylae

Explanation:

The Battle of Thermopylae featured the last stand of King Leonidas during the Second Persian Invasion and is one of the most famous in history, making this answer the best choice. The Battle of Marathon brought the First Persian Invasion to a halt but was not a part of the Second, so it would not be a good choice. The Punic Wars were a series of wars fought between Rome and Carthage and did not involve Greece or Persia, so that would not be a good choice. The Battle of the Bulge and the Battle of Waterloo were both famous battles that happened thousands of years after the event in question, so they would not be good answers either.

Example Question #32 : The Classical Period (480 323 Bce)

In the wake of the Persian Wars this Greek city-state created a short lived empire for itself?

Possible Answers:

Sparta

Corinth

Athens

Thebes

Syracuse

Correct answer:

Athens

Explanation:

In the aftermath of the Persian Wars, the city-state of Athens suddenly found itself in a position of unrivalled power in the Aegean and the rest of the Greek-speaking world. Athens, using its position as the head of the Delian League, was able to create something of an empire in a very short space of time. However, the Athenian Empire would last less than a century before it was torn down by the Spartans in the Peloponnesian War.

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