Athens City Trivia

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What temple in Athens is dedicated to goddess Athena?
Parthenon
On what flat-topped and high ground area is the above located?
Acropolis
What was the main rival city of Athens during the classical antiquity?
Sparta
What war was fought between Athens and the above between 431-404 BC?
Peloponnesian War
What event did Athens host for the first time in 1896?
Summer Olympics
Who founded the Academy of Athens?
Plato
What "methodic" philosopher was sentenced to death by drinking hemlock?
Socrates
What Athenian philosopher was Alexander the Great's tutor?
Aristotle
What form of government is Athens often considered to be the birthplace of?
Democracy
Who was the orator and general of Athens during the city's golden age?
Pericles
What is the closest world capital to Athens?
Skopje
What empire conquered and burned the city in 479 BCE?
Achaemenid Empire
Who is regarded as the mythical king and founder-hero of Athens?
Theseus
What Greek god competed against Athena for the then-unnamed city of Athens to be
named after themselves?
Poseidon
They competed by each giving one gift to the city? What did Athena give?
Olive Tree
What Italian painter painted "The School of Athens"?
Raphael
What was Aristophanes known to be the "father of"?
Comedy
What is the name of the central square of Athens?
Syntagma Square
Athens has 148 of what type of entertainment buildings, more than any city?
Theatre
What 2016 Matt Damon movie takes partly place in Athens?
Jason Bourne
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