How Much You Know About Trojan War? Trivia Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When did the Trojan War supposedly take place?

    • A.

      Around 12 B.C.

    • B.

      Around 20 B.C.

    • C.

      Around 12 A.D.

    • D.

      Around 20 A.D.

    Correct Answer
    A. Around 12 B.C.
    Explanation
    The Trojan War supposedly took place around 12 B.C. This is based on historical and literary evidence, such as the works of Homer and other ancient Greek writers. These sources suggest that the war occurred in the late Bronze Age, which aligns with the approximate timeline of 12 B.C.

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  • 2. 

    Who were the two sides of the Trojan War?

    • A.

      French and Greeks

    • B.

      Trojans and French

    • C.

      Trojans and Mycenaean Greeks

    • D.

      Mycenaeans and Spartans

    Correct Answer
    C. Trojans and Mycenaean Greeks
    Explanation
    The Trojan War was fought between the Trojans and the Mycenaean Greeks. The conflict arose when Paris, a prince of Troy, abducted Helen, the wife of Menelaus, the king of Sparta. The Mycenaean Greeks, led by Agamemnon, launched a military campaign against Troy to retrieve Helen. The war lasted for ten years and ended with the Greeks successfully invading Troy and destroying the city. Therefore, the correct answer is Trojans and Mycenaean Greeks.

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  • 3. 

    Where is Troy currently located?

    • A.

      Present day Turkey

    • B.

      Present day Greece

    • C.

      Present day China

    • D.

      Present day Japan

    Correct Answer
    A. Present day Turkey
    Explanation
    Troy is currently located in present-day Turkey. This is because Troy, an ancient city, was situated in the northwest part of Anatolia, which is now modern-day Turkey. The city is famous for the Trojan War, as described in Homer's epic poem, the Iliad. Archaeological excavations have been conducted in this region, providing evidence of the existence of the ancient city of Troy. Therefore, present-day Turkey is the correct answer.

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  • 4. 

    Who was the famous author who Wrote about the Trojan War?

    • A.

      Thespis

    • B.

      Socrates

    • C.

      Sophocles

    • D.

      Homer

    Correct Answer
    D. Homer
    Explanation
    Homer is the correct answer because he is widely recognized as the author of two epic poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey, which are both centered around the events of the Trojan War. These poems are considered to be some of the most important works in Western literature and have had a significant influence on storytelling and literature throughout history.

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  • 5. 

    Who was said to be a huge reason of the start of the Trojan War?

    • A.

      Homer

    • B.

      Helen of Sparta

    • C.

      Odysseus

    • D.

      Zeus

    Correct Answer
    B. Helen of Sparta
    Explanation
    Helen of Sparta is said to be a huge reason for the start of the Trojan War. According to Greek mythology, Helen was married to Menelaus, the king of Sparta. However, she was abducted by Paris, the prince of Troy, which led to the Greek armies, including Menelaus and his brother Agamemnon, launching an expedition to retrieve her. This event sparked the Trojan War, a ten-year conflict between the Greeks and Trojans. The war is famously depicted in Homer's epic poem, the Iliad.

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  • 6. 

    What finally allowed the Greeks to enter Troy?

    • A.

      Party gifts

    • B.

      Trojan Horse

    • C.

      Peace treaty

    • D.

      Bombs

    Correct Answer
    B. Trojan Horse
    Explanation
    The Greeks were finally able to enter Troy through the Trojan Horse. The Trojan Horse was a large wooden horse that the Greeks presented as a gift to the Trojans, pretending to have given up the war. However, the horse was filled with Greek soldiers who snuck out during the night and opened the gates of Troy, allowing the Greek army to enter and conquer the city.

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  • 7. 

    Helen of Sparta is also later named Helen of Troy.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Helen of Sparta is indeed later named Helen of Troy. According to Greek mythology, Helen was the daughter of Zeus and Leda, and she was married to Menelaus, the king of Sparta. However, she was famously abducted by Paris, the prince of Troy, which led to the Trojan War. Therefore, she is commonly referred to as Helen of Troy due to her association with the city and the war that occurred because of her.

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  • 8. 

    The Iliad was the only story that had information about the Trojan War.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The explanation for the answer being False is that the statement is incorrect. The Iliad is not the only story that contains information about the Trojan War. There are other ancient texts, such as the Odyssey and various works by other authors, that also provide information about the war. Therefore, the statement is not true.

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  • 9. 

    The Trojan War was said to last about ten years.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Trojan War is a well-known event in Greek mythology and history. According to various ancient sources, including Homer's epic poem, the Iliad, the war lasted for approximately ten years. This prolonged conflict was fought between the Greeks, led by Agamemnon, and the Trojans, led by King Priam. The war was sparked by the abduction of Helen, the wife of Menelaus, by Paris, a Trojan prince. The Greeks laid siege to the city of Troy for a decade before finally conquering it with the famous Trojan Horse. Therefore, the statement that the Trojan War lasted about ten years is true.

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