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The Holy Mountain

written by: yana999
 
The Holy Mountain is situated on an extraordinary beautiful Greek peninsula. This quiz offers interesting information about this fascinating place.

Question 1:


The Holy Mountain, which is located in Greece, is also known by this name.
Mount Pilio
Mount Kassandra
Mount Athos
Mount Pirin

Question 2:


How many Eastern Orthodox monasteries are there in the Holy Mountain in Greece?
Ten
Twenty
Eight
Thirty

Question 3:


Women are prohibited to enter the monasteries in the Holy Mountain in Greece.
False
True

Question 4:


According to an ancient story Virgin Mary and St. John were sailing to Cyprus to visit this Biblical figure, when their ship was blown off course to the then pagan Holy Mountain.
Saint Peter
Judas Iscariot
Lazarus
Bartholomew

Question 5:


What is the largest monastery on the Holy Mountain in Greece?
Zografou
Great Lavra
Hilandar
Iviron

Question 6:


In Greek Mythology Athos was the name of which of the following?
a giant
a goddess
a mermaid
a Greek god

Question 7:


In the 7th century, after the Islamic conquest of this territory many orthodox monks went to the Holy Mountain in Greece in an attempt to find another calm place.
Persia
Egypt
Mongolia
Tibet

Question 8:


The self-governed region of the Holy Mountain is considered part of the Greek state according to a decree
passed in what year?
1925
1999
1913
1910

Question 9:


In the 1930s, the first Greek beauty pageant contestant to win the Miss Europe titled sneaked into the Holy Mountain dressed up as a man.
True
False

Question 10:


In what century was the Holy Mountain in Greece conquered by the Ottoman Empire?
11th century
14th century
12th century
15th century

 


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