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Greek history quiz Posted by on Oct 28, 2020 in Culture, Quizzes

Γεια σας! Today is a public holiday in Greece and Cyprus and we celebrate the refusal of Greece to allow the Italian forces to occupy Greek territories. In this post, there is a history quiz about Greece in World War II (Β’ Παγκόσμιος Πόλεμος).



Φωτογραφία από David Mark από το Pixabay

#1. The name of the Greek ship that was sunk by an Italian submarine on 15 August 1940 was…

a. Έλλη   b. Μαρία   c. Αθηνά

#2. The Italian troops invaded Greece from…

a. Κέρκυρα (Corfu)   b. Βουλγαρία (Bulgaria)   c. Αλβανία (Albania)

Σωστή απάντηση

c. Αλβανία (Albania)

#3. In World War II Greece lost …. of its population.

a. 7%   b. 10%   c. 5%

#4. What happened on 12 April 1941

a. The Italians occupied Athens   b. The Germans occupied Athens.  c. The allies liberated Athens

Σωστή απάντηση

b.  The Germans occupied Athens

#5. Σοφία Βέμπο (Sophia Vembo) was…

a. A woman who participated at the Resistance   b. A spy   c. A singer whose songs gave courage to the people

Σωστή απάντηση

c. A singer whose songs gave courage to the people

#6. During the Greco-Italian war one of the biggest problems the soldiers had was…

a. starvation   b. frostbite   c. loneliness

Σωστή απάντηση

b. frostbite (κρυοπαγήματα)

#7. The most famous battle-cry was

a. Αέρα!   b. Θάνατος!   c. Έξω!

Σωστή απάντηση

a. Αέρα!

(Αέρας means “wind”)

#8. Τhe Greek city which lost a large number of Jewish population in the Holocaust was…

a. Αθήνα (Athens)    b. Ρόδος (Rhodes)    c. Θεσσαλονίκη (Salonica)

Σωστή απάντηση

c. Θεσσαλονίκη (Salonika)

Θεσσαλονίκη hosts the Holocaust Museum of Greece.

#9. The women helped transport equipment and food in the mountains of…

a. Ήπειρος (Epirus)   b. Κρήτη (Crete)   c. Όλυμπος (Olympus)

Σωστή απάντηση

a. Ήπειρος (Epirus)

#10. In the winter of 1941 the population of Athens suffered by

a. λιμός (famine)   b. βομβαρδισμούς (bomb attacks)   c. ψείρες (lice)

Σωστή απάντηση

a. λιμός (famine)

Α satirical song by Sophia Vembo (Σοφία Βέμπο)

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About the Author: Ourania

Ourania lives in Athens. She holds a degree in French Literature and a Master’s degree in Special Education for Children. Since 2008, she has been teaching Greek to foreigners.


  1. Alexandra:


    • Ourania:

      @Alexandra Χρόνια πολλά, Αλεξάνδρα! 🙂