A Tour of Greece by WellsW

Champion(s):

LuskT
Giggity.


Runner(s)-Up:

VaccaD
Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?


Quiz Description

A tour of a beautiful country in 12 questions. Please let me know what you think of this format. I have plenty of questions for a sequel if there is enough interest.

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Questions:

We'll start our Greek tour in Athens. Of course, in Athens one of the main attractions is the Acropolis. Everyone knows that the Parthenon was built in honor of Athena, but what other Olympian did she defeat in a contest for the rights to name Athens?

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Poseidon

We will now catch a ferry to the largest of the Greek islands: the island of Crete. On Crete, we will hike through the Samaria Gorge and end at what branch of the Mediterranean Sea, named for the country to the south?

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Libyan Sea

Continuing our Cretan journey, we will see a couple of ancient palaces, including one believed to be the location of the labyrinth. What is the name of this palace?

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Knossos

Our final stop before leaving Crete is Gortys, famous for a code of law as well as site of a basilica and burial site dedicated to what bishop of Crete, recipient of one of the Pauline epistles?

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Titus

We will visit one more island before heading back to the mainland: the island of Naxos. This island was where what man, author of Zorba the Greek and The Last Temptation of Christ, spent much of his youth?

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Nikos Kazantzakis

Back on the mainland, we will begin our journey north. Our first stop will be the Meteora, a series of monasteries famous for their location. What does "Meteora" mean?

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Things in the sky (the monasteries are on large cliffs)

We will continue to a territory that has sparked some dispute with a neighboring country due solely to its name. What is this territory, home of Alexander the Great?

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Macedonia

I would be remiss to not ask a question about the delicious Greek food at some point. What is the name of dish that originated in Thessaloniki and consists of phyllo stuffed with either cheese or custard? The name comes from a Turkish word meaning "sweet pie".

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Bougatsa

We will now travel back down, crossing into the Peloponnesus by using what bridge that connects mainland Greece with Patras, the world's longest fully suspended cable-stayed bridge?

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Rio-Antirrio Bridge

Our last stop in the Peloponnesus is what city, home to a modern engineering marvel that is 70 feet wide and 4 miles long and cuts 500 miles off of a journey?

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Corinth

Back in Athens, we will make one more stop before leaving the country. Here we will see the Metropolis Cathedral of Athens, the center of the Greek Orthodox Church. Outside are two statues. One is Damaskinos, a former archbishop of Athens. The other is what former Byzantine Ruler, the last ruler of the Byzantine Empire, who many believe did not die during the Siege of Constantinople but is instead encased in marble and will come back to complete his reign when Constantinople is again a Christian city? (Be specific, please. Give either the regnal number or his common subtitle.)

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Constantine Paleologus or Constantine XI

We bid a fond farewell to this beautiful country from an airport named for what man, a man who served as prime minister from 1910-1920 as well as 1928-1933 and is known as the "maker of modern Greece" for the work he did on expanding Greek territory?

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Eleftherios Venizelos