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Trivia Questions

  1. Columns carved in the shape of maidens are called __________.
  2. What was the name of a drinking party for the rich?__________
  3. Helen of Troy was kidnapped from what city?__________
  4. How may muses were there?__________
  5. __________ flew too close to the sun, melting the wax on his artificial wings.
  6. __________ had Heracles hold up the earth while he went on an errand for him.
  7. Sparta defeated __________ in the Second Peloponnesian War.
  8. After Themistocles soundly defeated the Persians at Salamis his countrymen __________ him.
  9. Where were the first Olympic games held?__________
  10. How many events were there in the first Olympic Games?__________
  11. The Olympics were dedicated to one god or goddess. Who was that?__________
  12. Who wrote about the Persian Wars?__________
  13. Who wrote about the Peloponnesian War?__________
  14. The ancient Greeks were buried with a small silver coin to pay this fellow.__________
  15. What Olympic race did a Spartan woman (Kyniska) win?__________
  16. Whose drops of blood turned into the winged steed Pegasus?__________
  17. Hoplite soldiers fought in a close formation called a __________.
  18. How many Fates were there?__________
  19. Who insulted the Olympic victor by pointing out that both the hare and the deer could run faster than he could and both were cowardly.__________
  20. The Battle of Marathon was lost by __________.

Trivia Clues

  1. Diogenes
  2. Phalanx
  3. Symposium
  4. Medusa
  5. Chariot
  6. Caryatids
  7. Charon
  8. Thucydides
  9. Herodotus
  10. Zeus
  11. Three
  12. Nine
  13. One
  14. Ostracized
  15. Athens
  16. Persia
  17. Atlas
  18. Icarus
  19. Sparta
  20. Olympia

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