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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?
Ionic
Aegean
Corinthian
Doric
2. Which Greek historian chronicled the Persian Wars and is often called the Father of History?
Herodotus
Aristophanes
Sophocles
Thucydides
3. What was the name of Odysseus' wife whom he married at the end of the Homer's Odyssey?
Argos
Scylla
Penelope
Calypso
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?
Athena
Aphrodite
Artemis
Demeter
5. Who came up with the idea for the Trojan horse that helped the Greeks defeat the Trojans in the Trojan War?
Odysseus
Achilles
Menelaus
Hercules
6. Who is the greatest of all the Trojan warriors and King Priam's son?
Hector
Achilles
Paris
Aeneas
7. Who took Helen from King Menelaus?
Hector
Agamemnon
Paris
Odysseus
8. Who did Spartans fight in the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC?
Persians
Phoenicians
Romans
Egyptians
9. Who did the people of Troy fight in the Trojan War?
Spartans
Egyptians
Romans
Greeks
10. How many Spartans fought in the Battle of Thermopylae?
1000
500
700
300
11. Which king led a small army of Spartans in the Battle of Thermopylae?
Ephialtes
Xerxes
Leonidas
Cleomenes
12. Peloponnesian War was fought between which two leading city-states in Ancient Greece?
Sparta and Troy
Troy and Persia
Athens and Sparta
Persia and Athens
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 Salamis
Battle of Plataea
Battle of Thermopylae
14. Which Greek philosopher was the teacher of Alexander the Great?
Plato
Aristotle
Euclid
Socrates
15. Which Greek philosopher founded the Academy, the first institution of higher learning in the western world?
Aristotle
Socrates
Pythagoras
Plato
16. Who won the Peloponnesian wars?
Sparta
Athens
Persia
Rome
17. What famous philosopher was put to death by the Greeks for corrupting the youth of Athens with his teachings?
Euclid
Plato
Aristotle
Socrates
18. What do we call the last period of Ancient Greece, before they were conquered by the Romans?
Golden Period
Classical Period
Hellenistic Period
Archaic Period
19. Which famous historian cataloged the events in Peloponnesian War?
Nero
Thucydides
Plato
Socrates
20. Who wrote an oath to uphold ethical medical standards, and a version of it still observed by medical professionals today?
Pericle
Hippocrates
Sophocles
Socrates
21. Which famous ancient Greek mathematician developed the theorem that a2 + b2 = c2?
Archimedes
Pythagoras
Aristotle
Hipparchus
22. Which two city-states were the principal enemies in the Peloponnesian War?
Athens and Sparta
Sparta and Corinth
Thebes and Athens
Corinth and Thebes
23. Which poet is considered one of Greek poetry's fathers, and is famous for writing the Iliad and the Odyssey?
Homer
Sappho
Pericles
Socrates
24. What Greek city-state was named for the goddess of wisdom, defense and war?
Athens
Corinth
Delphi
Sparta
25. On what island did ancient Greek civilization originate?
Crete
Thassos
Rhodes
Mykonos
26. Which city Greeks used the Trojan horse to enter?
Delphi
Troy
Mycenae
Sparta
27. Who killed the Trojan Prince Hector?
Achilles
Agamemnon
Odysseus
Paris
28. Who was husband of Helen and brother of Agamemnon?
Odysseus
Hercules
Menelaus
Paris
29. Who was Paris' father?
Zeus
Menelaus
Agamemnon
Priam
30. How long lasted the war between the Greeks and the Trojans?
40 days
4 years
3 months
10 years
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?
killed in the battle
illness
poisoned
committed suicide
34. On what island the Minoan civilization existed during 3000-1450 BC?
Corsica
Sicily
Rhodes
Crete
35. Who is credited with making the first map of the known world?
Archimedes
Anaximander
Pythagoras
Euclid
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