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Greece (Hellenic Republic): Geography Quiz

Updated on February 9, 2015
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Daisy Mariposa, a travel agent for several years, has occupational certificates in Travel Management and International Business.

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The Hellenic Republic flag on the ferry we took from the port of Rafina on the mainland of Greece to the Cycladic island of Mýkonos.The ferry we took from Rafina to Mýkonos.
The Hellenic Republic flag on the ferry we took from the port of Rafina on the mainland of Greece to the Cycladic island of Mýkonos.
The Hellenic Republic flag on the ferry we took from the port of Rafina on the mainland of Greece to the Cycladic island of Mýkonos. | Source
The ferry we took from Rafina to Mýkonos.
The ferry we took from Rafina to Mýkonos. | Source

What is the Hellenic Republic?

The Hellenic Republic is Greece. The English-speaking world calls the country Greece. The citizens of the country call it Hellas. The official name for the country is the Hellenic Republic.


Where is the Hellenic Republic (Greece)?

Greece occupies the southernmost tip of the Balkan peninsula. The mainland has borders with Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Turkey. The more than 2000 islands stretch from the Ionian Sea in the west to the Aegean Sea and Turkey in the east.

Where is the Quiz?

I have published three geography articles about Greece—

I had been writing a series of geography Hubs, and had included a quiz in each one. After I published the first of my Greece articles—without a quiz—one of my readers commented to the effect "I am shocked! Where's the quiz?" I explained that I had planned to publish two more articles about Greece, and that after the third one, I would create a quiz which included questions about all three areas.

All three Greek Hubs have been published, so now it's time to take the quiz. I suggest you read my Hubs first, but that's up to you. Please post your score in the comments section, and if you have suggestions for other geography articles and quizzes you would like me to publish, please post your suggestions in the comments section, too.

Note: The information pertaining to some of the questions—and answers—neither appeared in the text nor in the videos of any of the three quizzes. It's entirely new material. (You didn't want the quiz to be easy, did you?)

Greece (The Hellenic Republic)

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      Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

      I only managed 55% - this is tough quiz, Daisy. And a great introduction to your Hellenic series. I have been to Greece twice and loved it both times. I love the beaches, the noise, the food and the blues of blue Mediterranean. Looking forward to reading the series. Voted up and across.

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Mohan (Docmo),

      Thanks for your continued support. I appreciate it.

      I know how much you enjoy taking my geography quizzes, but wouldn't it have gone much better for you if you had read the material first?

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      Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

      I did better now! after reading all three!

      Will you group them in a way (so the links appear at the bottom before the comments capsule) so that the Greek quiz comes AFTER the three hubs? just a thought.

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      India Arnold 4 years ago from Northern, California

      What a fantastic and challenging quiz all about Greece! Wonderful work! Voted way up!

      HubHugs~

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      India (K9keystrokes),

      It's great to "see" you again. I'm glad you enjoyed taking my quiz.

      Did you take the quiz before you read the text/viewed the videos in my three Greece Hubs, like Mohan (Docmo) did? Or did you access the three Hubs first?

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      India Arnold 4 years ago from Northern, California

      I haven't, but am glad you point them out for me now! Can't wait to take a look at them! You know I love the quizzes!!--hugs--

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      India,

      Thanks for visiting again. Another fan of my quizzes is *livelonger*... Unfortunately, he's been too busy with work obligations to take the last few quizzes.

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      I only got 35 percent right! how bad was that? lol! I knew the santorini one being horseshoe shaped, and Hypocrates being from kos, I would have really been a dunce If I got that one wrong, I sat underneath his tree, when on holiday! lol!

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Nell,

      Thanks for taking the quiz and posting your score. When I create my quizzes, I can't always formulate an accurate idea of how difficult they'll be.

      Mohan (Docmo) and India (K9keystrokes) each took the quiz twice. You can always try it a second time.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I have never been to Greek but from your experience I would definitely enjoy visiting. I do love Greek food, especially the lemon chicken soup. Thanks for the education on Hellenic Republic. Enjoyed the series.

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      Robin Oatley 4 years ago

      I only managed 45%. I guess I'll have to read your other hubs on Greece now!

      It's a beautiful country, and it's a shame what's happening there in terms of the financial crisis..

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Dianna (teaches12345),

      Thanks for reading my article and adding your comments. Since you've read the series of three articles about Greece, did you take the quiz?

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Robin,

      Several readers took the quiz before reading my Hubs about Greece. They then read the articles and came back to take the quiz a second. They did much better on the quiz on their second attempt.

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