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Atlantis Quiz

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Which Philosopher first recanted the story of Atlantis in his dialogues "Timaeus" and "Critias"?

  • Aristotle
  • Plato
  • Socrates
  • Diogenes

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Before disaster struck, what type of land mass was Atlantis?

  • Continent
  • Peninsula
  • Island
  • Coastal Region

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Where did Plato indicate was the location of Atlantis, an island larger than Asia Minor and Libya combined?

  • Beyond the Pillars of Hercules
  • The edge of the Red Sea
  • The alcoves of Greece
  • The walls of the Ionian Sea

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According to Critias, who bequeathed the Island of Atlantis to the God, Poseidon?

  • Zeus
  • The Hellenic gods
  • The Athenians
  • Hercules

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According to Plato, Poseidon's wife, Cleito, bore him ten sons – what was unusual about them?

  • They all had heads of fish and bodies of men
  • They were decaplets
  • They were all white haired with tanned skins
  • They were five sets of twins

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Which of Poseidon's sons was the eldest and the rightful king of the entire island of Atlantis?

  • Atlas
  • Elasippus
  • Azaes
  • Mestor

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According to Critias in which body of water was Atlantis situated?

  • Indian Ocean
  • Mediterranean Sea
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Red Sea

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Critias describes the disappearance of Atlantis as being the result of what?

  • A fiery ball from the heavens
  • Sinking beneath the weight of its warriors
  • Earthquakes and floods
  • Destroyed by eruption

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According to Ignatius L. Donnelly (1882) which of the following countries was not part of the Atlantean Empire?

  • England
  • Spain
  • Norway
  • Iceland

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Which 16th Century author's work of fiction "More in Utopia", was influenced by Plato's Atlantis?

  • Sir Thomas More
  • Richard Bannatyne
  • Philippa Gregory
  • Miguel de Cervantes