Greek Bowl by RobinJRichards

Champion(s):

akambour
Full price for gum? That dog won't hunt, monsignor!


Runner(s)-Up:

helene
I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe.


Quiz Description

Answer the following about all things Greek and apologies to the event taking place in Boston as I write this.

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Money Value (% Incorrect): 05 71 18 25 47 91 57 32 81 96
1 akambour 273 98 11
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2 helene 262 96 11
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57
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3 MCerny 246 93 11
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91
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4 RautY 241 91 11
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32
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5 RichmondJ 213 89 11
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6 BillPennington 191 85 11
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6 WeikleB 191 85 11
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8 GrahamJ 184 80 11
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8 Jeffurry 184 80 11
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10 Shosin 176 76 11
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11 helitzur 175 73 11
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11 rwv37 175 73 11
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13 ADeLong 166 69 11
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14 GoodmanDL 164 67 11
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15 AdelmanM 163 64 11
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16 randalleng 160 62 11
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17 ClouseBrian 159 59 11
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18 MirandaM 155 57 11
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19 UllspergerA 153 54 11
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20 MorrisonSJ 146 52 11
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21 ElendilPickle 140 50 11
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22 LuskT 139 47 11
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23 CoenM 135 45 11
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24 LasiterK 133 42 00
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25 BClemens 130 40 11
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26 KPope 128 37 11
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27 JCEurovision 125 35 11
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28 ArunH 124 32 11
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29 Timm 123 29 11
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29 RonningD 123 29 11
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31 MoyseyC 103 25 11
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32 Bup 95 23 11
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33 jnowell 88 20 11
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34 Vintsanity 87 18 00
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35 TimL 76 15 11
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36 Michalle 56 12 11
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36 jefe 56 12 11
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38 LevitJE 51 7 11
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38 DouglasLovesVixey 51 7 11
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40 MercureT 44 3 11
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41 casketromance 16 1 11
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Questions:

Before converting to the Euro around 2002, Greeks handled this currency, one of the oldest currencies in the world at the time.

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Drachma

Greece's national motto is "Elefthería í Thánatos" (or Ελευθερία ή Θάνατος in Greek). The middle word is "or" while the other two are these concepts.

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Freedom, Death

Greece as we know it rose from the ashes of a war of independence in the 1830s. This noted poet helped Greece in their war for independence, going so far as to die during the conflict, but not from a combat injury.

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Lord Byron (George Gordon Byron)

This ancient Greek leader developed a series of written laws that replaced the oral and blood feud related codes in existence at time. Some of the laws were seen as harsh, thus the use of his name to describe any law that is seen as harsh.

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Draco (draconian)

Because Greece's King George I was the second son of Christian IX of this nation and a member of the Glücksburg dynasty, any descendant of King George can also be titled as "Prince/ss of Greece and [the answer]."

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Denmark

The last King of Greece was Constantine II, who was deposed via the abolishment of the monarchy in this year (two years either way).

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1973 (1971-75)

The Greece region of Central Macedonia (not to be confused with the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia) has for its capital this city, made famous in a series of letters written by the Apostle Paul, which included the line "that if any would not work, neither should he eat."

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Thessaloniki (Thessalonica or Salonica) [That phrase was later used by Lenin as a Soviet adage.]

Major Roy Franklin (played by Anthony Quayle), Captain Keith Mallory (played by Gregory Peck) and Colonel Andrea Stavrou (played by Anthony Quinn) were all involved in a mission to destroy a pair of radar guided superguns located on this (fictional) Greek island. Years later, a group called Force 10 from there was sent to destroy a Nazi controlled dam in Yugoslavia.

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Navarone

[NOTE: for grading simplicity's sake, put either SUMMER or WINTER as your answer.] Coin flip time: which is more: the total number of Summer Olympic medals won by Greece since 1896 or the total number of US Winter Olympic gold medals all time since 1924 the moment Shaun White won his Gold in men's halfpipe snowboarding on February 13, 2018?

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Summer [116 for Greece vs. 100 for the US]

In Greece, baklava is supposed to be made with this many dough layers, a number that has some religious significance among Christians.

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33 [For each year of Christ's life]