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The Fabled City of Atlantis

Since the dawning of history this legendary city has beset our collective imaginings, and like all legends we seek to know the truth of it. 10 Questions.

 
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What is the literal meaning of the name "Atlantis"?

  • "Island of Atlas"
  • "Isle of the Gods"
  • "Land of demi-gods"
  • "Island of Atalan"

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Which Greek philosopher first wrote of Atlantis in his dialogues, around 360 BC?

  • Socrates
  • Aristotle
  • Plato
  • Heraclitus

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Which of the following geographical locations has not been proposed as a site for Atlantis?

  • Bermuda Triangle
  • Antarctica
  • Indonesia
  • North America

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The eruption of which volcano on the Greek island of Santorini is said to have inspired Plato's story of Atlantis?

  • Kolumbo
  • Nea Kameni
  • Milos
  • Thera

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Which American psychic (March 18, 1887 - January 3, 1945) believed Atlantis was a highly evolved civilisation who had ships and aeroplanes powered by a mysterious energy crystal?

  • John Edward
  • Edgar Cayce
  • Daniel Dunglas Home
  • Samuel Attache

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According to Plato Atlantis was ringed by how many canals?

  • One
  • Two
  • Three
  • Four

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Which Atlantean god built a dwelling place in the middle of Atlantis for himself and his mortal wife, Cleito?

  • Poseidon
  • Neptune
  • Zeus
  • Aries

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According to legend, how long did it take for Atlantis to be destroyed?

  • Half a day
  • A single day and night
  • Less than two hours
  • Three days and nights.

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According to legend, how many sons did Cleito bear to Poseidon?

  • Two
  • five
  • Three
  • Ten

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Plato described the Atlanteans as being what?

  • "A peace loving people"
  • "A military threat"
  • "Otherworldly"
  • "Atavists"

 

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