Statistics for History of Greece

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  • The average score is 15 of 26

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QuestionAnswer% Correct
Which king of Macedon conquered Persia in 334 BC?Alexander the Great
97%
Which city was the winner of the of the Peloponnesian War?Sparta
95%
What did Archimedes say when he made a discovery?Eureka!
90%
Which of the poems of Homer is set during the Trojan War?The Iliad
88%
Who was the main tutor of the above?Aristotle
85%
Who established the Academy in Athens in 387 BC?Plato
82%
From what Greek island was the Archaic poet of Sappho?Lesbos
75%
What branch of mathematics is Greek scholar Euclid considered the "father" of?Geometry
75%
Which Persian king invaded Greece in 480s BC with an army reported to be 1 million
strong and defeated the above?
{Xerxes} the Great
71%
What event was first hosted in Athens in 1896?Summer Olympics
69%
What ancient Cretan civilization, that almost lasted from 2700-1450 BC, is considered to
be the first advanced civilization in Europe?
{Minoan} Civilization
69%
Which war leader of the above led 300 of his elite soldiers at Thermopylae?Leonidas
67%
From what empire did Greece gain its independence in 1830 after
the Greek War of Independence?
Ottoman Empire
64%
The Ptolemy I Soter established the Ptolemaic Kingdom in ancient Egypt. Who was the
last pharaoh of the that dynasty as well as ancient Egypt?
Cleopatra
63%
What country invaded Greece between 1940-1941?Italy
62%
What did Socrates supposedly drink which then eventually killed him?Hemlock
56%
What Titan is credited with creating humanity from clay and giving fire to the mortals?Prometheus
53%
Which Greek shipping magnate married Jackie Kennedy in 1968?Aristotle Onassis
50%
What was the currency used in Greece before it was replaced by Euro in 2002?Drachma
46%
The ancient Greeks considered the center of the world to be in which city?Delphi
36%
Who is considered to be the "father of Comedy"?Aristophanes
29%
Who was the last king of Greece when the monarchy was abolished in 1973?
(hint: shares his name with a Roman emperor)
Constantine II
27%
Which of Nikos Kazantzakis' novels was adapted into a movie in 1988 and was
directed by Martin Scorsese?
The Last {Temptation}
of Christ
27%
What that city dominated Greece before 1200 BC, marked the start of the
Greek Dark Ages when it collapsed?
Mycenae
24%
Who is considered the founder of the modern Greek state?Ioannis Kapodistrias
12%
By what name is the Greek government-debt crisis widely known in the country?The {Crisis}
8%

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