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Alexander the Great

written by: Eve
 
A quiz on the life and military achievements of one of the most successful rulers of all time.

Question 1:


What city was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Macedon when Alexander the Great was born?
Pharos
Pella
Troy
Sparta

Question 2:


Alexander the Great's mother, Olympias, claimed that this deity was Alexander's father.
Apollo
Zeus
Hephaestus
Heracles

Question 3:


What Persian king did Alexander the Great defeat at the Battle of Issus (333 BC) and at the Battle of Gaugamela (331 B)?
Darius
Xerxes
Deioces
Cyrus

Question 4:


What was Alexander the Great's legendary horse, Bucephalus, afraid of?
saddles
his shadow
sunshine
fire

Question 5:


Gordium, the city where according to legend Alexander the Great "undid" the intricate Gordian Knot, was the capital of this ancient kingdom.
Sparta
Mesopotamia
Illyria
Phrygia

Question 6:


What Roman Emperor is said to have taken Alexander the Great's armor from his tomb in Alexandria, Egypt?
Caligula
Augustus
Julius Caesar
Nero

Question 7:


Which of Alexander the Great's generals became ruler of Egypt after Alexander's death and took the title of pharaoh?
Lysimachus
Cassander
Ptolemy
Hephaestion

Question 8:


Alexander the Great's friendship with this Macedonian nobleman and general was compared to that of Achilles and Patroclus.
Ptolemy
Erigyius
Hephaestion
Laomedon

Question 9:


What statement is true about the Wars of the Diadochi following Alexander the Great's death?
The term refers to the Battle of the Hydaspes River and the Battle of Gaugamela in which Alexander's army was led by his generals.
The term refers to the conflicts among Alexander's successors.
The term refers to the wars between the Greek city-states and the Roman Empire.
The term refers to the conflicts between the Ptolemaic Kingdom and the Roman Empire.

Question 10:


What trio of actors starred as Alexander the Great, King Philip II of Macedon and Queen Olympias in Oliver Stone's 2004 movie "Alexander"?
Colin Farrell, Val Kilmer, Angelina Jolie
Colin Farrell, Anthony Hopkins, Angelina Jolie
Colin Farrell, Peter O'Toole, Catherine Zeta Jones
Brad Pitt, Christopher Plummer, Angelina Jolie

 


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