Alexander the Great Quiz

(This quiz about Alexander III of Macedon (Macedonia) aka Alexander the Great who lived in 4th century BC.)

Alexander Quiz Questions

1) Who of the following philosophers taught Alexander?
a) Aristotle
b) Plato
c) Socrates
d) Heraclitus

2) What was Bucephalus?
a) Alexander’s cat
b) Alexander’s dog
c) Alexander’s horse
d) Alexander’s parrot

3) How old was Alexander when he became king?
a) 10 years
b) 15 years
c) 20 years
d) 40 years

4) Whose house was spared by Alexander when he destroyed Thebes?
a) Archimedes
b) Homer
c) Pindar
d) Euclid

5) Which knot was cut by Alexander?
a) Celtic Knot
b) Constrictor Knot
c) Gordian Knot
d) Sailing Knot

6) Which city was captured after seven month siege?
a) Athens
b) Sidon
c) Jerusalem
d) Tyre

7) Where did Alexander defeat Darius III for the third time?
a) Cairo
b) Antioch
c) Gaugamela
d) Luxor

8) Who was killed by Alexander in a drunken brawl?
a) Antigonus
b) Seleucus
c) Cleitus
d) Philotas

9) Who of the following kings sided with Alexander against Porus?
a) Chandhragupta Maurya
b) Dhanananda
c) Bimbasara
d) Ambhi

10) Why Alexander’s son Alexander IV did not succeed him?
a) He died before Alexander’s death.
b) He did not want to become king.
c) He was disinherited.
d) He was born after Alexander’s death.

Alexander Quiz Questions with Answers

1) Who of the following philosophers taught Alexander?
a) Aristotle

2) What was Bucephalus?
c) Alexander’s horse

3) How old was Alexander when he became king?
c) 20 years

4) Whose house was spared by Alexander when he destroyed Thebes?
c) Pindar

5) Which knot was cut by Alexander?
c) Gordian Knot

6) Which city was captured after seven month siege?
d) Tyre

7) Where did Alexander defeat Darius III for the third time?
c) Gaugamela

8) Who was killed by Alexander in a drunken brawl?
c) Cleitus

9) Who of the following kings sided with Alexander against Porus?
d) Ambhi

10) Why Alexander’s son Alexander IV did not succeed him?
d) He was born after Alexander’s death.

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Updated: November 24, 2016 — 3:39 am

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  1. Legend has it that Bucephalus and Alexander were born simultaneously. Other stories tell of the horse being born in 355 B.C., a year after Alexander.

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