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Five questions about Greece – Quick Quiz answers

We gave you five questions about Greek culture and history, set by Theodore Koukouvitis. Here are the answers:

  1. How many letters does the Greek alphabet have?
    It has 24 letters: 17 consonants and seven vowels.
  2. What unit of measurement was an “olympiad” in ancient Greece?
    An olympiad marked the time between Olympic Games, or a four-year period.
  3. Which one of the following was not an ancient Greek philosopher: Aristotle, Heraclitus, Pericles, Plato, Xenophanes, Zeno?
    Pericles might have been a powerful general and influential politician, but he was not a philosopher!
  4. In Greek mythology, who was the mother of Hercules?
    The mortal Alcmene, who was seduced by Zeus.
  5. What is the second most prominent ethnic group in Greece?
    Albanian people make up a whopping 4% of the current population in Greece!

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PG Author: Theodore Koukouvitis

Theodore Koukouvitis is a professional writer and researcher who has travelled extensively throughout his Greek homeland and has an intimate insider knowledge of Greece's domestic and international tourism trade. He's the author of The Smart Tourist's Guide to Greece.

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