Quiz LibraryAncient Greece | The Olympic Games | KS2 History | BBC Teach
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Concepts covered:Olympic Games, Ancient Greece, Zeus, Athletes, Events
The original Olympic Games in Ancient Greece were a religious festival honoring the king of the Gods, Zeus, with athletes competing in various events like running, wrestling, boxing, discus, and javelin. A truce called echiciria was observed during the games, and winners were celebrated with wreaths of leaves, becoming legends in their cities.
Table of Contents1.The Ancient Olympic Games at Olympia2.Ancient Greek Stadium Events3.Ancient Greek Athletic Events and Women's Participation
The Ancient Olympic Games at Olympia
Concepts covered:Olympic Games, Leonidas, religious festival, Zeus, Greek city-states
Leonidas, a dominant runner at the original Olympic Games, reflects on the significance of the event as a religious festival honoring the king of the Gods, Zeus. The games, held every four years, involve sacrifices and a truce among Greek city-states.
Question 1
Why were the Olympic Games held every four years?
Question 2
How did the sacrifice reflect the Olympics' religious nature?
Question 3
What was the purpose of the truce during the Olympic Games?
Question 4
What made the Statue of Zeus so notable?
Ancient Greek Stadium Events
Concepts covered:Ancient Greek, Stadium Events, Naked Athletes, Olive Oil, Combat Sports
Ancient Greek stadium events involved athletes training naked and covered in olive oil, competing in races like stadion, dial loss, and dolicos. Combat sports like wrestling, boxing, and pan creation were also popular, allowing almost anything except biting.
Question 5
What was mandatory attire for athletes during games?
Question 6
Which race involves running in full military armor?
Question 7
What is not allowed in the sport of pankration?
Ancient Greek Athletic Events and Women's Participation
Concepts covered:Ancient Greek, athletic events, women's participation, Siniska of Sparta, horse events
Ancient Greek athletic events like discus, javelin, long jump, and pentathlon are described, highlighting the exclusion of women except for training horses. The first woman to win an event was Siniska of Sparta, inspiring women to participate in horse events.
Question 8
What do winners receive in ancient Olympic games?
Question 9
What was the role of women in ancient Olympics?
Question 10
Which event combines five different sports?

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