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Think you know Greece? Test your Greek knowledge with 50+ Greece Quiz Questions covering General Knowledge, History, Famous Greeks, Geography, Food, Ancient Greece and more!

Our ultimate quiz about Greece is jam-packed full of Greek trivia and fun Greece Trivia Questions to test your knowledge of this fabulous and beautiful country.

From famous greek philosophers to ancient greek battles, modern-day masterpieces to traditions (like smashing plates at weddings!) and let’s not forget delicious Greek food, islands, beaches and the ever-present Greek Gods (whether you believe in them or not!). You may even learn a few things, like, which ‘Friend‘ is part Greek (it’s Rachel/Jennifer Aniston if you didn’t know) – or that there are 18 UNESCO world heritage sites within the country!

So whip up your favourite greek meal – whether it’s Mousaka or kolokythokeftedes (they’re courgette balls to the uninitiated), and scroll down to test your knowledge of the Hellenic Republic with over 50 Greece Quiz Questions and Answers.

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50+ Greece Quiz Questions

1. What was Greece originally called?

2. Which town in Greece, which literally means “a place full of fennels”, gave its name to a popular sporting event?

3. Which American-born Greek soprano’s musical and dramatic talents led to her being hailed as La Divina (“the Divine one”)?

4. Which animated Disney Film is set in Ancient Greece?

5. What is the flag carrier airline of Greece, being the largest Greek airline by the total number of passengers carried, the number of destinations served and fleet size?

6. In Greece, Baklava is supposed to be made with 33 dough layers. What does the number 33 signify?

Small Greek fishing boat tied to the cobbled dock

7. Notable in Greek mythology as the home of the Greek gods, which is the highest mountain in Greece?

8. In Greek mythology, what is the name of the deity and a river that forms the boundary between Earth and the Underworld?

9. Greece were crowned European Champions in which edition of UEFA European Football Championship?
A. Euro 2000.
B. Euro 2004.
C. Euro 2008.
D. Euro 2012.

10. Which 1946 novel written by Nikos Kazantzakis was adapted into the successful 1964 film of the same name directed by Michael Cacoyannis?

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11. Often called the national dish of Greece, the modern Greek version of which eggplant or potato-based dish was created by the French-trained Greek chef Nikolaos Tselementes in the 1920s?

12. What is the most popular dance throughout Greece – one could say it is the national dance of Greece?

Ancient ruins of an open air theater, curved steps leading to the centre where there is a checkered performance area

13. Greek Independence Day is celebrated on which date of the year?
A. 25 March.
B. 25 April.
C. 25 May.
D. 25 June

14. What is the national fruit of Greece?

15. What is the name of Greece’s national bird?

16. What is the name of Greece’s national animal?

17. Which 2002 romantic comedy film directed by Joel Zwick was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay at the 75th Academy Awards, 2003?

18. Which common word comes from the name of the goddess of Arts in Greek mythology?

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19. The majority of Ancient Greeks wore a piece of clothing called what?

20. The Ancient Greeks invented which modern art form?

21. What does ‘throwing an apple’, in Greece mean?

22. Which Greek philosopher from Athens is credited as the founder of Western philosophy?
A. Plato.
B. Sophist.
C. Aristotle.
D. Socrates

23. Born in Pella, Macedonia, which great king tamed an enormous wild horse at age 12 (which became his battle companion), was tutored by Aristotle and headed a vast empire?

24. What is the Greek word for ‘school for naked exercise’?

Round white building with a thatched roof, spikes of a wooden windmill attached to the side

25. In Greek mythology, who was believed to have been born from the forehead of her father Zeus?
A. Aphrodite.
B. Hestia.
C. Athena.
D. Penelope

26. What name is given to the elite ceremonial guards who wear a distinctive uniform, which includes a kilt, red cap and black pom-poms on their shoes?

27. In ancient Greek history, what was also known as Cecropia, after the legendary serpent-man, Cecrops, the supposed first Athenian king?

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28. Which ancient Greek historian is known for having written the Histories – a detailed account of the Greco-Persian Wars?

29. Who is traditionally referred to as the “Father of Medicine”?

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30. What is the national drink of Greece?

31. The origin of which saying comes from the Greek myth of Hercules saving Crete from a bull by seizing its horns?

32. In the ancient world, the Aegean Sea was known as what?

33. Name the largest natural lake in Greece.

34. What was the currency of Greece before Euros?

35. What is the popular modern name for the main entrance of what was the Bronze Age citadel of Mycenae in southern Greece?

36. Which is the largest port in Greece and one of the largest in Europe?
A. Port of Corfu.
B. Port of Rafina.
C. Port of Rhodes.
D. The Port of Piraeus.

City of Athens from Above

37. Which Greek island is nick-named Greece’s “Emerald Isle” and is home to more than 3 million olive trees?

38. In 2011, which island in Greece was voted as “The World’s Best Island” in Travel + Leisure?

39. Which is the largest Greek island by area, located at the southern edge of the Aegean Sea?

40. In relation to Greek history, the Greeks often bought what with salt, leading to the saying: “not worth his salt.”?

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41. Which Greek-American composer’s breakthrough concert, Live at the Acropolis, yielded the second best-selling music concert video of all time?

42. When it comes to Greek food, what popular mezze dish is made with fish roe, olive oil and lemon juice?

43. How many letters are there in the Greek alphabet?

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44. Which is the capital of Greece (and biggest city in Greece by population)?

45. What is the name of the famous Greek philosopher who is known as the father of mathematics?

46. In what year did Greece officially join the European Union?

47. In ancient Greek history, which Persian King defeated Greek forces led by the Spartan king Leonidas in the Battle of Thermopylae?

48. In terms of Greece geography, three seas border Greece: the Mediterranean Sea, the Ionian Sea and which other sea?

49. True or False: Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet.

50. In Ancient Greece, which war saw Athens and Sparta fight each other?

51. True or False: Ancient Rome was established before Ancient Greece?

 

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50+ Greece Quiz Questions and Answers

1. What was Greece originally called?
Hellas. 

2. Which town in Greece literally means “a place full of fennels” gave its name to a popular sporting event?
Marathon

3. Which American-born Greek soprano’s musical and dramatic talents led to her being hailed as La Divina (“the Divine one”)?
Maria Callas

4. Which animated Disney Film is set in Ancient Greece?
Hercules

5. What is the flag carrier airline of Greece and the largest Greek airline by the total number of passengers carried, number of destinations served and fleet size?
Aegean Airlines

White and Grey steps between whitwashed buildings leading down to the ocean in the distance

6. In Greece, Baklava is supposed to be made with 33 dough layers. What does the number 33 signify?
It refers to the years of Jesus life.

7. Notable in Greek mythology as the home of the Greek gods, which is the highest mountain in Greece?
Mount Olympus

8. In Greek mythology, what is the name of the deity and a river that forms the boundary between Earth and the Underworld?
Styx.

9. Greece were crowned European Champions in which edition of UEFA European Football Championship?
A. Euro 2000.
B. Euro 2004.
C. Euro 2008.
D. Euro 2012.

10. Which 1946 novel written by Nikos Kazantzakis was adapted into the successful 1964 film of the same name directed by Michael Cacoyannis?
Zorba the Greek.

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11. Often called the national dish of Greece, the modern Greek version of which eggplant or potato-based dish was created by the French-trained Greek chef Nikolaos Tselementes in the 1920s?
Moussaka.

12. What is the most popular dance throughout Greece – one could say it is the national dance of Greece?
The Kalamatianos

13. Greek Independence Day is celebrated on which date of the year?
A. 25 March.
B. 25 April.
C. 25 May.
D. 25 June

14. What is the national fruit of Greece?
Olive.

15. What is the name of Greece’s national bird?
The Phoenix

16. What is the name of Greece’s national animal?
Common dolphin.

Acropolis on the hill in Athens at sunset

17. Which 2002 romantic comedy film directed by Joel Zwick was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay at the 75th Academy Awards, 2003?
My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

18. Which common word comes from the name of the goddess of Arts in Greek mythology?
Music/Museum from Greek goddess Muses.

19. The majority of Ancient Greeks wore a piece of clothing called what?
Chiton.

20. The Ancient Greeks invented which modern art form?
Theatre.

21. What does throwing an apple in Greece mean?
A way of saying “I love you”. It was sometimes used to propose marriage too. If the lady caught the apple, it meant she accepted the marriage proposal.

22. Which Greek philosopher from Athens is credited as the founder of Western philosophy?
A. Plato.
B. Sophist.
C. Aristotle.
D. Socrates

White sand beach surrounded by soaring grey cliffs and aqua blue waters with boats parked on the shoreline

23. Born in Pella, Macedonia, which great king tamed an enormous wild horse at age 12 (which became his battle companion), was tutored by Aristotle and headed a vast empire?
Alexander the Great.

24. What is the Greek word for ‘school for naked exercise’?
Gymnasium.

25. In Greek mythology, who was believed to have been born from the forehead of her father Zeus?
A. Aphrodite.
B. Hestia.
C. Athena. 
D. Penelope

26. What name is given to the elite ceremonial guards who wear a distinctive uniform, which includes a kilt, red cap and black pom-poms on their shoes?
Evzones, who are the Greek Presidential Guard.

27. In ancient Greek history, what was also known as Cecropia, after the legendary serpent-man, Cecrops, the supposed first Athenian king?
The Acropolis of Athens

28. Which ancient Greek historian is known for having written the Histories – a detailed account of the Greco-Persian Wars?
Herodotus

Two men performing changing of the Guard ceremony in Athens

29. Who is traditionally referred to as the “Father of Medicine”?
Hippocrates.

30. What is the national drink of Greece?
Ouzo

31. The origin of which saying comes from the Greek myth of Hercules saving Crete from a bull by seizing its horns?
“Taking the bull by its horns”

32. In the ancient world, the Aegean Sea was known as what?
The Archipelago.

33. Name the largest natural lake in Greece.
Lake Trichonida.

Whitewashed steps between buildings leading down to the deep blue ocean in Greece

34. What was the currency of Greece before Euros?
Drachma.

35. What is the popular modern name for the main entrance of what was the Bronze Age citadel of Mycenae in southern Greece?
Lion Gate.

36. Which is the largest port in Greece and one of the largest in Europe?
A. Port of Corfu.
B. Port of Rafina.
C. Port of Rhodes.
D. The Port of Piraeus.

37. Which Greek island is nick-named Greece’s “Emerald Isle” and is home to more than 3 million olive trees?
Corfu.

38. In 2011, which island in Greece was voted as “The World’s Best Island” in Travel + Leisure?
Santorini.

Old Greek library book with an olive leaf placed on top

39. Which is the largest Greek island by area, located at the southern edge of the Aegean Sea?
Crete.

40. In relation to Greek history, the Greeks often bought what with salt, leading to the saying: “not worth his salt.”?
Slaves.

41. Which Greek-American composer’s breakthrough concert, Live at the Acropolis, yielded the second best-selling music concert video of all time?
Yanni.

42. When it comes to Greek food, what popular mezze dish is made with fish roe, olive oil and lemon juice?
Taramasalata 

43. How many letters are there in the Greek alphabet?
24.

44. Which is the capital of Greece (and biggest city in Greece by population)?
Athens

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45. What is the name of the Greek philosopher who is known as the father of mathematics?
Pythagoras.

46. In what year did Greece officially join the European Union?
1981

47. In ancient Greek history, which Persian King defeated Greek forces led by the Spartan king Leonidas in the Battle of Thermopylae?
Xerxes I

48. In terms of Greece geography, three seas border Greece: the Mediterranean Sea, the Ionian Sea and which other sea?
Aegean Sea

49. True or False: Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet.
Correct Answer: True

50. In Ancient Greece, which war saw Athens and Sparta fight each other?
Peloponnesian War (431-404 BC)

51. True or False: Ancient Rome was established before Ancient Greece?
False
(Ancient Greece is believed to have begun with the first Ancient Olympic Games in 776 BCE, Ancient Rome was founded in 753 BCE)

 

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