Greek History Quiz – 14 Tricky Questions

    A statue from Greek History
    A statue from Greek History

    The political, artistic, philosophical and scientific advancements in ancient Greece formed a legacy. This had a magnanimous influence on Western civilization. Ancient Greece is the birthplace of literature, drama, mathematics, history, the Olympic Games and democracy. Scroll down for our Greek History Quiz and let’s see how well you do!

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    • Question of

      The ancient Greek games had religious significance. Which god were they dedicated to?

      • Dionysius
      • Apollo
      • Zeus
      • Ares
    • Question of

      What fruit did Ancient Greeks love to throw at someone they loved?

      • Banana
      • Grape
      • Strawberry
      • Apple
    • Question of

      The Trojan war began when Paris, a Trojan, stole a Greek general’s wife. What was her name?

      • Artemis
      • Helen
      • Veronica
      • Aphrodite
    • Question of

      Which Ancient Greek mathematician and astronomer came up with the theory that planets orbited the sun?

      • Euclid of Alexandria
      • Pythagoras
      • Aristarchus of Samos
      • Archimedes
    • Question of

      Who wrote the Odyssey, the most famous work of literature from Ancient Greece?

      • Paul of Tarsus
      • Homer
      • Virgil
      • Jonah
    • Question of

      What did Ancient Greeks use to buy slaves?

      • Money
      • Salt
      • Cattle
      • Leather
    • Question of

      Which famous Greek mathematician developed the theory a2 + b2 = c2?

      • Pythagoras
      • Archimedes
      • Archibald
      • Galen
    • Question of

      How does history tell us Socrates died?

      • Old age
      • Firing squad
      • Poison
      • Hanging
    • Question of

      Which of these movies is about the Battle of Thermopylae?

      • 300
      • Gladiator
      • Troy
      • The Passion of the Christ
    • Question of

      Who was Alexander, the Great’s teacher?

      • Plato
      • Archimedes
      • Aristotle
      • Ptolemy
    • Question of

      Which of these gods did Ancient Greeks NOT worship?

      • Zoroaster
      • Zeus
      • Athena
      • None
    • Question of

      When was the first modern Olympiad held?

      • 1904
      • 1908
      • 1896
      • 1900
    • Question of

      Who wrote an oath to uphold ethical medical standards and a version of it still observed by medical professionals today?

      • Sophocles
      • Eumenides
      • Hippocrates
      • Aeschylus
    • Question of

      Who was the Greek god was the king of the underworld?

      • Hercules
      • Hermes
      • Hades
      • Apollo

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