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Greece Country Quiz

Name these facts about the country of Greece.
Quiz by alberici
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Last updated: August 29, 2015
First submittedJune 9, 2013
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Capital city
Athens
Most famous temple
Parthenon
Oracle city
Delphi
Discus-throwing statue
Discobolus
Winner city of the Peloponnesian War
Sparta
"The Iliad" writer
Homer
Former currency
Drachma
Circle circumference / its diameter = ...
Pi
Greek for "Greece"
Hellas
Eggplant dish
Moussaka
He said "Eureka!" while bathing
Archimedes
Conqueror of Persia
Alexander the Great
Kingdom where he came from ^
Macedonia
Twelve labours hero
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
Greek Islands
Minoan civilization
Crete
Colossus statue
Rhodes
Birthplace of Sappho
Lesbos
Odysseus's home
Ithaca
Near the Albanian coast
Corfu
 
 
Ancient Greek Words
Sun
Helios
Life
Bio
Earth
Geo
Human
Anthrop
 
 
Greek Gods
Love
Aphrodite
War
Ares
Wisdom
Athena
Sky
Zeus
Sea
Poseidon
Underworld
Hades
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level 59
Aug 17, 2013
i'm greek and i had 100%
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level 71
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 50
Aug 17, 2013
Seriously on 13% Bio???? Glad to see high school BIOlogy paid off.
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level 54
Mar 12, 2017
It was actually Bios. Also Geo is wrong: it should be Gaia.
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level 80
May 16, 2018
gaia is the god of earth personified not the word for earth itself.
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level 63
Aug 20, 2013
Never let it be said that A Level Classics is a waste of time.
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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 71
Jun 15, 2017
I could see the word, having collected coins from Greece, but had no idea how to type Greek letters. :-P
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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 72
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 60
Jan 9, 2016
Great book, that one is.
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level 74
Oct 13, 2019
Rent O Brother, Where Art Thou?. It's easier to follow.
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level 78
May 7, 2014
Zeus is not the sky god, it's Ouranos (=Uranus in latin).
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level 54
May 25, 2014
Isn't Alexander the Great Macedonian Conquerer? I'm confused.
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level 68
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 55
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 56
Jul 19, 2014
I thought that the Greek Love God was "Eros" and not "Aphrodite".
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level 77
Dec 15, 2014
I thought Eros too.
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level 80
May 16, 2018
god of sexual attraction - not quite the same; aphrodite's son in greek mythology
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level 71
Nov 13, 2014
Could you accept zoe as a possible translation of life?
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level 71
Mar 16, 2015
Nice quiz, could have added something about the ethniki, but still good.
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level 63
Sep 2, 2015
For Earth, i tried Gaia, Gaya, Gea, Geia, non worked. Should make at least some of this work
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level 56
Jan 11, 2016
That's the goddess of the Earth, not what they actually called the earth
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level 69
Nov 24, 2019
It actually is what they called the earth. The mythology didn't really have a specific name for a deity, but rather deities where the personification of a thing. This leads to the "names" of deities being the most literal description of the thing, because the "name" IS the thing it represents.
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level 77
Jan 9, 2016
That was hella easy.
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level 40
Apr 10, 2018
Barump-bump!
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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 67
Jan 9, 2016
You should accept more spelling versions for 'Ares' and 'Aphrodite'.
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level 82
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 70
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 74
Oct 13, 2019
Or the wood-panelled Dodge.
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level 35
Jun 3, 2016
You could spell it as Aris.
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level 7
Jan 10, 2016
For god of love, you should include Eros(Greek form of cupid
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level 58
Jan 10, 2016
Eros is the Greek god of love. Please fix that. Aphrodite is the goddess of beauty
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level 60
Jan 11, 2016
You should accept Kerkyra for Corfu.
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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 86
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 71
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 80
Jun 15, 2016
Please specify you mean "goddess" or accept Eros for god of love.
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level 62
Sep 27, 2017
Eros fits the category but he's not the god of love.
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level 49
Feb 10, 2017
Hello fellow Greeks!
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level 71
Jun 15, 2017
Hello! (not Greek, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night...and I didn't want to leave ya hangin' there)
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level 71
Jun 15, 2017
I once dated a Greek girl. Does that count?
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level 52
Feb 25, 2017
Can you add Macedon for Macedonia
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level 59
Nov 13, 2017
the greek words for life etc. are still spelled wrong
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level 61
Mar 18, 2018
You should accept EROS for God of Love.... Aphrodite is GODDESS of love.
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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 79
Apr 13, 2019
many other pointed out at Geo as not being the correct answer for earth. I too think so, and i want to add my explanation. The ancient greek word for earth has a two letters nominative "GI" (gamma-eta) which is then declined following the first greek declination. The theme vowel of the first declination are "A" (alpha) and "E/I" (eta) but NEVER "O" (omicron or omega). So GEO was definitely NOT the word ancient greeks used to refer to earth. We can see it used as a prefix, at most. GAIA or GEA are the (transliterated) name of earth's personification so would not be the correct answer as well but are closer to the original word than "geo". Personally, since translation and transliteration in this case are so confusing, i would substitute this question with another one like "the greek word for big" (answer: "mega"/"megas"; also "macro" could be accepted)
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level 69
Nov 24, 2019
I would just accept different forms of Gaia because it literally means Earth, that's how names for many deities worked in ancient greece, whereas Geo is more of a prefix and derived from Gaia.