Greece Country Quiz

Can you name these facts about the country of Greece?
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Last updated: May 5, 2020
First submittedJune 9, 2013
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Capital city
Athens
Most famous temple
Parthenon
Oracle city
Delphi
Winner city of the Peloponnesian War
Sparta
"The Iliad" writer
Homer
Former currency
Drachma
Name for this letter: Δ
Delta
Greek for "Greece"
Hellas
Vegetable Moussaka is made from
Eggplant
He said "Eureka!" while bathing
Archimedes
Conqueror of Persia
Alexander the Great
Kingdom where the above came from
Macedonia
Hero who completed twelve labors
Heracles
Sea between Greece and Turkey
Aegean Sea
Peninsula Greece is situated on
Balkan
Empire that Greece became
independent from, in 1830
Ottoman
What Greece hosted in 1896 and 2004
Summer Olympics
Shipping magnate who married
Jackie Kennedy
Aristotle Onassis
Name the Greek island
Minoan civilization
Crete
Colossus statue
Rhodes
Birthplace of Sappho
Lesbos
Odysseus's home
Ithaca
 
 
Meaning of Greek prefixes
Astro
Star
Bio
Life
Tele
Distant
Anthropo
Human
 
 
Name the god of ...
War
Ares
The sky and thunder
Zeus
The Sea
Poseidon
The Underworld
Hades
 
 
Name the goddess of ...
Love and beauty
Aphrodite
Wisdom
Athena
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Level 67
Aug 17, 2013
i'm greek and i had 100%
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Level 18
May 19, 2020
I only got 8 and I am from the UK. That is WAY below average
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Level 73
Aug 17, 2013
I typed in Olympic Games and Olympia until I thought of Summer Olympic Games and even Summer Olympia. Too stupid for 'Summer Olympics'. (though the term is probably incorrect for 1896, as there were no 'Winter Olympics' back then).
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Level ∞
Aug 18, 2013
Just "Olympics" would have worked, but I added "Olympic Games" and "Olympiad" as well.
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Level 66
Aug 20, 2013
Never let it be said that A Level Classics is a waste of time.
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Level 67
May 6, 2020
It was, you can get them all without ;)
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Level 17
Mar 16, 2014
The Greek word for Greece is actually Ελλάδα (Elláda). Ἑλλάς (Hellás) is also used but Elláda is used more.
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Level ∞
Aug 18, 2015
Elláda will work now. Thanks.
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Level 55
May 6, 2014
So only 25% of us were forced to read the Odyssey.
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Level 74
Jun 23, 2014
Or wanted to... I think I better read this thing and find out what all the fuss is about!
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Level 63
Jan 9, 2016
Great book, that one is.
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Level 81
Oct 13, 2019
Rent O Brother, Where Art Thou?. It's easier to follow.
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Level 71
May 20, 2020
Exactly. I'm sure that stuff comes up in several films.You'd only waste about 2 hours of your life.
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Level 80
May 7, 2014
Zeus is not the sky god, it's Ouranos (=Uranus in latin).
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Level 77
May 6, 2020
Uranus is still not accepted. Thunder or something should be added in the clue to exclude him.
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Level ∞
May 7, 2020
Changed the clue. Thanks.
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Level 53
May 25, 2014
Isn't Alexander the Great Macedonian Conquerer? I'm confused.
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Level 70
Nov 25, 2014
Why is that confusing?
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Level ∞
Aug 18, 2015
Many people confuse ancient Macedon with the modern-day country of Macedonia (FYROM).
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Level 60
Dec 8, 2015
Alexander The Great was the king of a Proto-Greek kingdom of Macedon, the modern nation known as the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (Correct Name for understanding) is inhabited by a offshoot of the Slavic people, closely related to modern Bulgarians, known as Slavic Macedonians, that settled in the north of Macedonia around the 7th Century and assimilated some of Macedonian Greeks. Confusion arises due to the government of FYROM cultural and historical misappropriation of key figures and symbols. This is common mistake though.
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Level 75
Mar 16, 2015
Nice quiz, could have added something about the ethniki, but still good.
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Level 80
Jan 9, 2016
That was hella easy.
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Level 43
Apr 10, 2018
Barump-bump!
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Level 78
May 15, 2020
Unless you spelled it Helles as I did, which wasn't accepted.
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Level 59
Jan 9, 2016
"Solis, Vita, Terra, Homo...damn, wrong language!"
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Level 58
Jan 11, 2016
Sigh...I did the same thing first time for every one of those.
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Level 68
Jan 9, 2016
You should accept more spelling versions for 'Ares' and 'Aphrodite'.
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Level 83
Jan 9, 2016
In what other way would you spell either? Especially "Ares"? Afrodite maybe, but anything else stumps me.
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Level 73
Jan 9, 2016
Yeah! Agree with sillie. Couldn't imagine how to spell them another way too.
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Level 58
Jan 11, 2016
My only thought would be someone spelling it "Aries", like the zodiac sign.
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Level 81
Oct 13, 2019
Or the wood-panelled Dodge.
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Level 62
Feb 27, 2020
Some people might spell it "Aries", like the Zodiac sign.
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Level 35
Jun 3, 2016
You could spell it as Aris.
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Level 52
Jan 12, 2016
Did anyone else get Ares because of Omar Little?
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Level 21
Jul 16, 2018
I already knew about Ares but i have to say I really really dig the wire reference
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Level 89
Mar 8, 2016
First of all, Greece became independent in 1821, also, you should add to the Olympics question "as well as every 4 years between 776BCE, and 394CE"
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Level 72
Jun 6, 2016
The additional Olympic years are not needed to make the clue correct, but adding your suggestion would be too much of a giveaway!
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Level 66
May 19, 2020
The revolution started officialy in 1821 but the country's independence was formalised in 1830.
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Level 50
Feb 10, 2017
Hello fellow Greeks!
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Level 59
Feb 25, 2017
Can you add Macedon for Macedonia
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Level 21
Jul 16, 2018
Its hilarious I know the Greek pronunciations and not the Anglicized ones
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Level 68
May 5, 2020
Please accept aubergine for eggplant. You usually accept british english. Great quiz!
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Level 78
May 15, 2020
I thought that was French English. :)
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Level 67
May 5, 2020
The Percy Jackson films help with the gods and goddesses.
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Level 68
May 5, 2020
Please could you accept aubergine for eggplant?
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Level 81
May 6, 2020
I agree - aubergine for egg plant
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Level ∞
May 6, 2020
Yes, aubergine will work now. Sorry about that.
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Level 69
May 6, 2020
Please accept person/people for anthropo!
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Level ∞
May 6, 2020
Done.
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Level 68
May 6, 2020
I've missed that 'Delphi' question on what seems like a dozen or more quizzes thus far. At what point will it penetrate my thick skull?
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Level 72
May 6, 2020
you should consult an oracle
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Level 71
May 19, 2020
Delphi is obviously the answer that you’re looking for, but there was also the famous Oracle of Zeus in Dodona. Maybe accept it as a type-in or add Apollo to exclude it?
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Level 67
May 19, 2020
Please accept 'Macedon' for Macedonia.
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Level 56
May 19, 2020
My favourite country 🙂
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Level 55
May 19, 2020
Add Patmos and have it for the place where the Book of Revelation was written.
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Level 45
May 19, 2020
Great quiz! I got 100% but I am Greek, it would have been embarrassing not to get this score lol
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Level 66
May 19, 2020
Alexander was not greek!
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Level 66
May 19, 2020
Educate us my North Macedonian friend.
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Level 71
May 20, 2020
Am I the only one who thought the peninsula referred to the Peloponnese? Because that is a real peninsula. Balkan includes a lot more landmass, which looks hardly like a peninsula anymore. If Balkan was one, then so would be Italy, if not more so.
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Level 66
May 20, 2020
The ''Italian peninsula'' is a thing!
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Level 77
May 29, 2020
Italy (the part that sticks out) is deffinitely a peninsula, nothing new here.
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Level 51
May 21, 2020
For what vegetable moussaka is made from, accept 'vegetables'?
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Level 57
May 23, 2020
Peloponnese is a peninsula which is often reffered as Greek one. Can you add this to answers?
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Level 19
Jun 30, 2020
I always thought that vegetable musaka is made from zucchini.
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Level 42
Jul 8, 2020
thank you race across the world for giving me delphi although should've gotten north macedonia aswell
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Level 42
Jul 8, 2020
shouldn't north macedonia be accepted now since it is that on other quizes plus that is the offical name.
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Level 73
Jul 8, 2020
No, because it refers to the ancient Kingdom of Macedonia. The modern state of North Macedonia was exactly renamed to avoid the confusion with the ancient state.
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Level 56
Jul 9, 2020
I also think that Peloponnes should be accepted as an alternate answer since it is a peninsula that part of Greece is located on.
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Level 74
Aug 12, 2020
This is more of an Ancient Greece quiz. It would be fun to see a modern day Greece quiz.