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Question 1: Also ________ in the temple of Zeus who lit the candles were permitted.
Liturgical bookPriestLutheranismBishop

Question 2: Participation in the classical games was limited to male athletes except for women who were allowed to take part by entering horses in the ________ events.
Arabian horseAmerican Quarter HorseEquestrianismHorse show

Question 3: [11] Since these myths were documented by historians like Pausanias, who lived during the reign of ________ in the 160's AD, it is likely that these stories are more fable than fact.
Marcus AureliusHadrianTrajanLucius Verus

Question 4: [2] The sculptor ________ created a statue of the god made of gold and ivory.
Ancient GreeceAthenaParthenonPhidias

Question 5: According to the story, the dactyl Herakles (not to be confused with the son of ________) and two of his brothers raced at Olympia.
Greek mythologyZeusApolloCronus

Question 6: [30] ________ wrote of a situation when the Spartans were forbidden from attending the Games, and the violators of the truce were fined 2,000 minae for assaulting the city of Lepreum during the period of the ekecheiria.

Question 7: This statue was one of the ancient ________.
United StatesItalyNew Seven Wonders of the WorldWonders of the World

Question 8: ________ (steerer of a ten-horse chariot)

Question 9: The Games were held in honor of the Greek god ________.
ZeusGreek mythologyApolloCronus

Question 10: The games started in Olympia, Greece, in a sanctuary site for the Greek deities near the towns of Elis and Pisa (both in Elis on the peninsula of ________).

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