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Ancient Greece

The birthplace of democracy
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1. In Greek architecture there were three main types of columns that were used for the past 2500 years. Which one is not one of them?
Aegean
Doric
Corinthian
Ionic
2. Which Greek historian chronicled the Persian Wars and is often called the Father of History?
Aristophanes
Thucydides
Sophocles
Herodotus
3. What was the name of Odysseus' wife whom he married at the end of the Homer's Odyssey?
Scylla
Calypso
Argos
Penelope
4. Who did Paris pick as the most beautiful goddess and as a reward she cast a spell on Helen to make her fall in love with Paris?
Artemis
Aphrodite
Demeter
Athena
5. Who came up with the idea for the Trojan horse that helped the Greeks defeat the Trojans in the Trojan War?
Menelaus
Achilles
Hercules
Odysseus
6. Who is the greatest of all the Trojan warriors and King Priam's son?
Paris
Aeneas
Hector
Achilles
7. Who took Helen from King Menelaus?
Odysseus
Hector
Paris
Agamemnon
8. Who did Spartans fight in the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC?
Egyptians
Phoenicians
Romans
Persians
9. Who did the people of Troy fight in the Trojan War?
Greeks
Spartans
Egyptians
Romans
10. How many Spartans fought in the Battle of Thermopylae?
300
1000
700
500
11. Which king led a small army of Spartans in the Battle of Thermopylae?
Xerxes
Ephialtes
Leonidas
Cleomenes
12. Peloponnesian War was fought between which two leading city-states in Ancient Greece?
Persia and Athens
Athens and Sparta
Sparta and Troy
Troy and Persia
13. Which Greek military victory was reported to the Athenians by a messenger who ran about 42 km and then died from exhaustion?
Battle of Marathon
Battle of Plataea
Battle of Thermopylae
Battle of Salamis
14. Which Greek philosopher was the teacher of Alexander the Great?
Euclid
Socrates
Plato
Aristotle
15. Which Greek philosopher founded the Academy, the first institution of higher learning in the western world?
Pythagoras
Plato
Aristotle
Socrates
16. Who won the Peloponnesian wars?
Persia
Sparta
Rome
Athens
17. What famous philosopher was put to death by the Greeks for corrupting the youth of Athens with his teachings?
Euclid
Plato
Socrates
Aristotle
18. What do we call the last period of Ancient Greece, before they were conquered by the Romans?
Classical Period
Archaic Period
Hellenistic Period
Golden Period
19. Which famous historian cataloged the events in Peloponnesian War?
Thucydides
Socrates
Plato
Nero
20. Who wrote an oath to uphold ethical medical standards, and a version of it still observed by medical professionals today?
Socrates
Hippocrates
Pericle
Sophocles
21. Which famous ancient Greek mathematician developed the theorem that a2 + b2 = c2?
Archimedes
Pythagoras
Hipparchus
Aristotle
22. Which two city-states were the principal enemies in the Peloponnesian War?
Athens and Sparta
Corinth and Thebes
Sparta and Corinth
Thebes and Athens
23. Which poet is considered one of Greek poetry's fathers, and is famous for writing the Iliad and the Odyssey?
Socrates
Homer
Pericles
Sappho
24. What Greek city-state was named for the goddess of wisdom, defense and war?
Corinth
Sparta
Athens
Delphi
25. On what island did ancient Greek civilization originate?
Mykonos
Rhodes
Crete
Thassos
26. Which city Greeks used the Trojan horse to enter?
Sparta
Troy
Delphi
Mycenae
27. Who killed the Trojan Prince Hector?
Odysseus
Agamemnon
Paris
Achilles
28. Who was husband of Helen and brother of Agamemnon?
Menelaus
Odysseus
Paris
Hercules
29. Who was Paris' father?
Zeus
Agamemnon
Priam
Menelaus
30. How long lasted the war between the Greeks and the Trojans?
4 years
10 years
3 months
40 days
31. When were the first Ancient Olympic games held?
776 BC
476 BC
1892
521 BC
32. When did the city of Troy fell to invading Greek armies?
1618 BC
120 AD
1184 BC
300 BC
33. How did Alexander the Great die?
poisoned
killed in the battle
committed suicide
illness
34. On what island the Minoan civilization existed during 3000-1450 BC?
Corsica
Rhodes
Sicily
Crete
35. Who is credited with making the first map of the known world?
Archimedes
Anaximander
Euclid
Pythagoras
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