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Take The Classics - The Mixed Quiz ( Scores )
What do you know about this topic? Play this mixed game to try a little bit of everything!
category Aesop category Ancient Greek Drama
category Homer category Virgil
1
Greek is for Geeks

A celebration of all that is intelligent, geeky, wise, nerdy, clever, or smart-alecky in ancient Greek literature.
Tough (10 qns)
pu2-ke-qi-ri
Aug 27 07
1032 plays
2
Old English Literature

This quiz explores the literature of the Old English period and some of the events that influenced it.
Tough (20 qns)
skylarb
Feb 17 03
1470 plays
3
Sayest Thou What?

Guess the works of literature from which these clues are given. Have fun.
Average (10 qns)
Creedy
May 03 10
957 plays
4
Latin is for Lovers

Latin was the favored language for love poetry for over 1500 years. Explore this long and varied history in this quiz. Latin is truly the language of love!
Average (15 qns)
pu2-ke-qi-ri
May 05 07
633 plays
5
Chretien de Troyes' "Lancelot"

Have you ever had a hard time winning someone's affection? I mean a REALLY hard time? You risked your life and reputation multiple times, and still you couldn't catch a break? Well, one poor guy did all that, once upon a time...
Average (10 qns)
Eruditio
Oct 03 09
333 plays
6
The Epic of Gilgamesh

This quiz is about the basics of the book "The Epic of Gilgamesh".
Average (10 qns)
Jungle_Fizz
Oct 06 12
195 plays
7
The Song of Roland

The 'Song of Roland' is the oldest surviving of the Chansons de Gestes (Songs of Deeds) that were written in medieval France. This quiz covers some of the basics regarding this great epic work...please enjoy.
Tough (10 qns)
thejazzkickazz
May 26 02
471 plays
8
The Republic

"The Republic" represents Plato's attempt to design a perfect society. How good of a job did he do?
Difficult (10 qns)
ari1819
Jan 20 07
342 plays
9
The Epic of Gilgamesh

The World's oldest piece of literature.
Average (10 qns)
wdstk
Apr 05 08
387 plays
10
Really Bad Classical Poetry

You might think all Classical poetry attains the pinnacle of perfection. In reality, there's a fair amount of Greek and Latin poetry that's badly written, badly worded, or just in really bad taste. Take this quiz to find out more!
Tough (10 qns)
pu2-ke-qi-ri
Oct 31 05
354 plays
11
The Greatest Epics of All Time

By greatest I objectively imply those which transgress multiple millennia. An epic is one of the hardest genres of stories to write, but these stories are proof of how great epics really can be.
Tough (10 qns)
theskink
Jun 18 10
357 plays
12
Ancient Literature

These questions deal with the ancient Greek and Roman writers. Some questions are easy, some are more difficult. Most of the choices (but not all) are actual writers from ancient Greece and Rome.
Average (10 qns)
robert362
Jan 11 01
3168 plays
13
The Histories

This quiz will test you knowledge of various parts of "The Histories" by Herodotus. Questions are based on the version translated and revised by Donald Lateiner and G C Macaulay, copyrighted 2004 by Barnes & Noble.
Tough (10 qns)
jrrymaury
May 29 08
186 plays
14
A Miscellany of Latin & Ancient Greek Literature

Test your knowledge of ancient Greek and Latin Literature.
Difficult (10 qns)
maria36
Jul 19 04
543 plays
15
Latin Literature

Some questions about Roman authors and their works.
Tough (10 qns)
maria36
Dec 13 03
537 plays
16
The Epic Of Gilgamesh

For those who have read 'The Epic of Gilgamesh'. It's all multiple choice. If you have not read this classic, try the quiz anyway...see how well you do. Good luck.
Tough (10 qns)
JCSon
Jun 26 00
789 plays
17
Herodotus's Histories, Ch.1 1-5

This is a quiz on Herodotus's "The Histories"; Chapter 1, 1-5.
Tough (10 qns)
mamallama128
Aug 02 08
234 plays
18
Judith

The Anglo-Saxon poem "Judith" is based on the Apocryphal book of the Bible. Quotations are from the translation by Mary Savelli. You can play even if you've never read the poem and are at least vaguely familiar with the story.
Average (10 qns)
skylarb
Aug 29 03
201 plays
19
Classic Epics Through Time

Some epics are known world-wide, and some aren't. See if you can name all of these 10 epics from Babylonia to Germany.
Tough (10 qns)
GWU_Boy
Nov 25 02
1161 plays
20
Latin Literature Trivia

This is a basic quiz on Latin Literature. For those of you who are Latin Scholars this will be a walk in the park. The questions cover the works of Virgil, Catullus, and Ovid - mythology and translation. Bona Fortuna!
Average (10 qns)
tuva
Jun 05 00
942 plays
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