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The Life of Alexander the Great

Guess these facts about the life of the famous conqueror Alexander the Great.
  • Some of this is apocryphal
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Feb 01, 2017
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Alexander was king of this Greek kingdom
His father
But Alexander claimed that his father was actually …
Famous philosopher who tutored Alexander
Greek military formation he used
Instead of trying to untie this knot, he cut it with a sword
Gordian Knot
He compared himself to this hero of the Iliad
He conquered this empire
He founded twenty different cities named this
Alexander's horse (also the namesake of a city)
His army refused to march further after reaching this modern-day country
His closest friend, and possible lover
He died in this ancient capital near modern-day Baghdad
His dying words (when asked to whom his empire should go)
To the Strongest
He never tried to conquer this Greek city-state
Term for the spread of Greek culture in areas conquered by Alexander
Hellenization
His friend Ptolemy founded a dynasty that ruled this country
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Feb 1, 2017
Interesting fact from Wikipedia:

"The primary sources written by people who actually knew Alexander or who gathered information from men who served with Alexander, are all lost, apart from a few inscriptions and fragments"

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Feb 1, 2017
Primary sources of anything ancient are incredibly rare, most of what we know of the Roman republic (way after Alexander) are from histories written centuries afterwards. They may have had access to first hand accounts but lost to us.
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Feb 1, 2017
Very interesting quiz
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Feb 1, 2017
You always say that! And thank you!
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level 68
Feb 2, 2017
I'll say it as well... I did this one mainly to learn, hence my score of 5
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level 63
Jul 6, 2017
I did the same and got 6, but I certainly learned some things so I'll chalk this one up as a win
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level 54
Jul 6, 2017
Me too. Got 9, including a few educated guesses. But I am happy to learn something new.
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level 54
Feb 2, 2017
Wow he had a great life! Really he was great! Wonder why they called him Alexander the Great...?
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level 71
Jul 6, 2017
At least he wasn't terrible. Like someone else I know.
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level 66
Feb 8, 2017
Reign the Conqueror taught me everything I need to know apparently: 17/17
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level 32
Jul 6, 2017
The Kalash people in Northern 🇵🇰Pakistan are a mixture of Alexander the Great and with some Hephthalite heritage.
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Jul 6, 2017
easy
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Jul 13, 2017
I did not know he compared himself to Achilles(but guessed correctly on first try using context) it does make since though and further supports the notion that Alexander liked Hephastion cause of Achilles & Patroclus's relationship.
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