Alexander the Great

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What Greek state was home to Alexander?

Macedon

Athens

Sparta

Arcadia

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In what year was Alexander born?

270
356
370
BC
He was the son of the king of Macedon, Philip II, and his fourth wife, Olympias.

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What famous philosopher was tutor to Alexander?

Aristotle

Plato

Socrates

Homer

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What was the name of Alexander's horse?

Bucephalus

Pegasus

Arion

Xanthos

One of the most famous stories about Alexander the Great is the anecdote of his taming of Bucephalus.

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How did Alexander solve the problem of the Gordian knot?

Brute force

Cooperation

Patience

Analytics

Alexander proclaimed that it did not matter how the knot was undone and hacked it apart with his sword.

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What's the location of Alexandria, the city founded by Alexander in Egypt?

Alexandria became the prosperous capital of the Ptolemaic Kingdom after his death.

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What important Persian city was sacked and burned by Alexander in 330 BC?

Persepolis

Babylon

Memphis

Tyre

The ruins of Persepolis are located 60km northeast of modern day Shiraz.

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What Persian ruler was defeated by Alexander?

Darius III

Nebuchadnezzar II

Cyrus the Great

Xerxes I

Darius III became the last Achaemenid "King of Kings" of Persia

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How old was Alexander at the time of his death?

20
32
70
Alexander died in the palace of Nebuchadnezzar II in Babylon

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What's the name of Alexander's successors who struggled for power of the kingdom after his death?

Diadochi

Alteri

Epigoni

Tenori

After the "Wars of the Successors", the dynasties forged in Egypt, Asia-Minor, Macedon and Persia lasted for centuries.
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