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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?
Sparta
Troy
Pharos
Pella

Question 2:


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

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
Deioces
Cyrus
Xerxes

Question 4:


What was Alexander the Great's legendary horse, Bucephalus, afraid of?
sunshine
his shadow
saddles
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.
Mesopotamia
Illyria
Phrygia
Sparta

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


What statement is true about the Wars of the Diadochi following Alexander the Great's death?
The term refers to the wars between the Greek city-states and the Roman Empire.
The term refers to the conflicts among Alexander's successors.
The term refers to the conflicts between the Ptolemaic Kingdom and the Roman Empire.
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.

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"?
Brad Pitt, Christopher Plummer, Angelina Jolie
Colin Farrell, Anthony Hopkins, Angelina Jolie
Colin Farrell, Val Kilmer, Angelina Jolie
Colin Farrell, Peter O'Toole, Catherine Zeta Jones

 


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