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Greece Multiple Choice

Can you pick the right answer on these questions referring to the country of Greece?
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Last updated: August 4, 2022
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First submittedJuly 13, 2020
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1. How many tourists visited Greece in 2018?
12 Million
18 Million
25 Million
33 Million
The highest influx ever, more than three times the country's population
2. What is the official national motto of Greece?
Greece Never Dies
Fatherland Above All
Freedom or Death
It was used during the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Turks (1821-1830)
3. What is the term for the thousands of young Greeks leaving the country in recent years?
The New Exodus
The Brain Drain
The Lost Generation
Greece suffered a tremendous surge of departures, mainly of young and highly educated individuals due to the financial crisis in search of a better future
4. In which of the following does Greece often rank first?
Number of islands in the world
Tons of olive oil produced
Number of merchant ships
All of the above
More than 15% of the world's merchant shipping tonnage is owned by Greeks, matched only by the Japanese on occasion
5. What is the religion of the majority of the greek population?
Greek Polytheism
Orthodox Christianity
Islam
Catholic Christianity
More than 80% identify as Greek Orthodox and it is recognised as the "prevailing faith" by the state
6. What is the highest estimate of English words derived from Greek?
6%
10%
15%
25%
The estimate depends on whether we account for direct loanwords or indirect through Latin or French as well as greek roots of complex words with another morpheme (e.g automobile has both a greek and a latin morpheme)
7. Which island is one of the most photographed places on earth?
Santorini
Rhodes
Mykonos
Corfu
Particularly the sunset on the picturesque hillsides
8. What is the median age of Greeks currently?
~38 years
~41 years
~44 years
Greece has an aging population (7th oldest) and very low fertility rate
9. Which is widely recognised as the national drink of Greece?
Raki
Ouzo
Wine
The highest quality ones can be found in Tyrnavos and Lesbos
10. What percentage of the greek population died in World War II?
5%
7%
9%
11%
Among the highest of all countries, due to the Nazi atrocities and the famine caused by a British blockade
11. Athens is the capital and the largest city. But which is the second largest, often referred to as the "co-capital"?
Heraklion
Thessalonica
Larissa
Patras
It was founded in 315 BC and named after Alexander the Great's sister, also referred to as "Salonika"
12. Which of these has Greece's national team managed to win?
The UEFA Euro (Football)
The FIFA World Cup (Football)
The FIBA World Championship (Basketball)
In 2004. The Basketball team also made the final of the World Cup in 2006 beating the US, but was defeated by Spain
13. Which is considered the national cheese?
Feta
Kalamata
Haloumi
The first mention of feta can even be traced back to Homer, though the name itself comes from Italian
14. Which of these celebrities does NOT have greek ancestry?
Jennifer Anniston
Jessica Alba
Tina Fey
Rami Malek
15. Which of the following is true?
Greek is arguably the oldest consistently spoken language in the world
Greece is the most sexually active country
The greek national anthem is the longest by length of text
All of the above
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Level 67
Jul 13, 2020
Feta may be considered the national cheese, but I don't really get its charm... grilled haloumi all the way! Very nice quiz, maybe I'd reduce the number of "all of the above" answers
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Level 74
Jul 14, 2020
Haloumi is actually Cypriot! I took your advice and removed one of them!