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Greece Quiz Questions

  1. Greece is officially known as what republic?
  2. Name the highest mountain in Greece?
  3. Can you name the largest and most populous of the Greek islands?
  4. Do you beat, blow into, or pluck Greece's favourite instrument, the bouzouki?
  5. Which city is the second-largest city in Greece after Athens?
  6. Which well-known Greek brined curd white cheese is made from sheep's milk or from a mixture of sheep and goat's milk?




  7. Which highly mountainous area is the largest and second-most-populous Greek region?
  8. Name the world famous former temple on the Athenian Acropolis which is dedicated to the goddess Athena?
  9. Name the collection of Classical Greek marble sculptures made under the supervision of sculptor Phidias which are on display in the British Museum?
  10. Which sea is between Greece and Turkey?
  11. On which island was a statue of the Greek sun-god Helios erected which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World?
  12. Which dry anise-flavoured aperitif made from rectified spirits is widely consumed in Greece?
  13. Which singer became well known throughout Europe for the song "The White Rose of Athens"?
  14. Which two major ancient Greek epic poems are attributed to Homer? (Two answers)
  15. Which civilization was centered in Crete from 2700 to 1420 BC? This was Europe's first advanced civilization.
  16. Which king was born in the Ancient Greece city of Pella in 356 BC?
  17. The Greek War of Independence between 1821 and 1829 was a successful war of independence by Greek revolutionaries against which empire?
  18. Separated from Turkey by the narrow Mytilini Strait and often called Mytilene, which island is the third largest in Greece?
  19. Athens was the host city of the first modern-day Olympic Games in 1896, and also more recently the Summer Olympics in which year?
  20. Is the population of Greece just over 10 million, 20 million, or 30 million?
  21. Which mountain range starting with the letter 'p' is located in Northern Greece?
  22. In ancient Greek mythology, what name is given to the inspirational goddesses of literature, science, and the arts?
  23. Which famous battle took place in 490 BC during the first Persian invasion of Greece?
  24. Three main types of columns are used to build Greek temples and structures. Can you name one type?
  25. Which four countries border Greece?
  26. Which beautiful island, the most northerly of the Ionian Islands, is known for its stunning beaches?
  27. How many letters are there in the Greek alphabet?
  28. Which island with the nickname "The Island of the Winds" is known for its vibrant nightlife?
  29. Also known as Lacedaemon, which ancient Greek city-state was located primarily in the present-day region of Greece called Laconia?
  30. Which device, capable of lifting water from a lower plane to a higher elevation, was invented by Greek mathematician Archimedes of Syracuse?

Answers:

  1. Hellenic Republic
  2. Mount Olympus
  3. Crete
  4. Pluck it
  5. Thessaloniki
  6. Feta
  7. Macedonia
  8. The Parthenon
  9. The Elgin Marbles or the Parthenon Marbles
  10. Aegean Sea
  11. Rhodes (the statue was The Colossus of Rhodes)
  12. Ouzo
  13. Nana Mouskouri
  14. The Iliad and the Odyssey
  15. The Minoan civilization
  16. Alexander the Great (or Alexander III of Macedon)
  17. Ottoman Empire
  18. Lesbos
  19. 2004
  20. Just over 10 million
  21. Pindus
  22. Muses
  23. The Battle of Marathon
  24. Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian





  25. Albania, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Turkey
  26. Corfu
  27. 24 letters
  28. Mykonos
  29. Sparta
  30. Archimedes' screw