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Alexander the Great

3.8
(37 votes)
10 questions
English
1

What Greek state was home to Alexander?

Macedon

Arcadia

Athens

Sparta

55% got this right

2

In what year was Alexander born?

270
356
370
BC

Hard  25% got this right

He was the son of the king of Macedon, Philip II, and his fourth wife, Olympias.
3

What famous philosopher was tutor to Alexander?

Aristotle

Homer

Plato

Socrates

44% got this right

4

What was the name of Alexander's horse?

Bucephalus

Arion

Pegasus

Xanthos

Hard  35% got this right

One of the most famous stories about Alexander the Great is the anecdote of his taming of Bucephalus.
5

How did Alexander solve the problem of the Gordian knot?

Brute force

Analytics

Cooperation

Patience

36% got this right

Alexander proclaimed that it did not matter how the knot was undone and hacked it apart with his sword.
6

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

Hard  24% got this right

Alexandria became the prosperous capital of the Ptolemaic Kingdom after his death.
7

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

Persepolis

Babylon

Memphis

Tyre

Hard  27% got this right

The ruins of Persepolis are located 60km northeast of modern day Shiraz.
8

What Persian ruler was defeated by Alexander?

Darius III

Cyrus the Great

Nebuchadnezzar II

Xerxes I

50% got this right

Darius III became the last Achaemenid "King of Kings" of Persia
9

How old was Alexander at the time of his death?

20
32
70

60% got this right

Alexander died in the palace of Nebuchadnezzar II in Babylon
10

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

Diadochi

Alteri

Epigoni

Tenori

Hard  30% got this right

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