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Greece True or False?

Can you guess whether these statements about the country of Greece are true or false?
Quiz by Aaron197
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Last updated: January 26, 2021
First submittedJanuary 26, 2021
Times taken13,811
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1. Greece's flag is only blue and white
True
False
2. The ruins of Troy are located in modern-day Greece
True
False
They are in Turkey
3. Almost all the islands in the Aegean Sea belong to Greece
True
False
4. The Nazis occupied Greece during WWII
True
False
5. Jacqueline Kennedy married a Greek shipping magnate named Aristotle Onassis
True
False
6. North Macedonia added the word "North" to its name to resolve a dispute with Greece
True
False
7. Socrates died in battle
True
False
He died by drinking Hemlock after being sentenced to death
8. Lambda is a Greek letter
True
False
9. Greece uses the Drachma as its currency
True
False
Greece has used the Euro since 2002
10. Sparta is one of the 10 largest cities in Greece
True
False
Only 17,000 people live there
11. Documents written in Classical Greek didn't use spaces between words
True
False
12. Ouzo is type of filo pastry filled with spinach
True
False
It is an anise-flavored spirit
13. Athens was the capital of the Byzantine Empire
True
False
The capital of the Byzantine Empire was Constantinople
14. Contra (against), Mille (thousand) and Leo (lion) are all ancient Greek words
True
False
They are Latin
15. About 50% of Greeks are Catholic
True
False
Less than 3% are Catholic. About 90% of Greeks belong to the Greek Orthodox faith.
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Level 58
Jan 26, 2021
Good quiz! I created a Washington version just now.
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Level 85
Jan 30, 2021
Nice quiz, I just wish there was a more interesting/relevant-to-Greece question instead of the Jackie Kennedy one.
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Level 39
Mar 15, 2021
(chortles in Greek)
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Level 69
Aug 26, 2022
US site, gotta pander to the audience
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Level 84
Jan 31, 2021
Pleasantly surprised to see 15/15 at the end! Not only did I date a Greek girl once, I also stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
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Level 86
Feb 1, 2021
And you're probably the guy from the Dos Equis commercial, too! ;)
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Level 72
Feb 6, 2021
Cool quiz! Nice mix of modern Greece, ancient Greece, and US socialites :)
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Level 76
Feb 21, 2021
I got Troy and ouzo wrong.
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Level 72
Mar 12, 2021
I put false for the nazis taking over Greece because I thought it was the Italians. Am I wrong or mixing up terms?
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Level 58
Mar 12, 2021
Italians were unable to. Nazis came along and finished the job
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Level 58
Mar 13, 2021
Greece countered the Italian invasion and even began to push back into Italian territory before the Germans had to save them.
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Level 69
Aug 26, 2022
Greece was actually put under triple (!) occupation, Italy controlled most of the country - until 1943 that is - with Bulgaria occupying an irredentist claim they already had for the North and Germany keeping the major cities and strategic locations/islands.

By 1943, Italy capitulated to the Allies and the Nazis took over their territory executing many Italians and sending the rest to labor camps.

The Nazi occupation was ruthless, over 10% of the population died due to starvation and from the Nazi atrocities, committed against civilians "as retribution" due to the fact that Greek resistance was one of the fiercest, kicking a lot of Nazi ass throughout "the Occupation" as it is called until nowadays.

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Level 67
Mar 12, 2021
Greece is hands down one of my favourite countries, and I ain't even Greek! It just has such an incredibly unique mix of an amazingly rich history, which you can still see everywhere, natural beauty, a friendly people, and amazing food and drink. Also, there a just so many islands that you can find whatever you want, from crowded party-islands to traditional villages and secluded spots. I try to go there every year, though I've missed 2020 because of the pandemic, but I hope I'll be vaccinated by July. I've also been learning the language for two years.
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Level ∞
Mar 12, 2021
I want to visit even more now. Definitely #1 on my list of foreign countries I'd like to visit.
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Level 39
Mar 12, 2021
Thanks for featuring my country <3
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Level 59
Mar 12, 2021
Thank you for this quiz! As a Greek, I really enjoyed it :)
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Level 66
Mar 15, 2021
First attempt, only had 1 incorrect (i expected more mistakes), the one about the islands in the Aegean...pretty pleased. :)
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Level 63
Mar 17, 2021
Check out the Vietnam version right here