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Philosophy of Ancient Greece Quiz

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What was the name of the famous educational institution run by the philosopher Plato?
The Allotorium
The Cranium
The Universitae
The Academy

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What Greek city-state served as the center of most Greek artistic and philosophical innovation and was also home to one of the world's first democracies?
Sparta
Athens
Macedon
Ionia

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The famous Greek philosopher Diogenes was one of the founding members of what school of philosophy?
Hedonism
Cynicism
Egalitarianism
Stoicism

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The philosopher Diogenes was also famous for living in what peculiar object?
A boat
A doghouse
A wheelbarrow
A barrel

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Which of the following Greek philosophers famously was against the idea of writing because he thought written ideas were "dead"?
Zeno of Elea
Aristotle
Plato
Socrates

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What philosopher was responsible for writing down Socrates' philosophies and dialogues since Socrates himself never would?
Plato
Heraclitus
Parmenides
Euclid of Megara

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What was the basis of Socratic philosophy?
Logical questioning
Scientific evidence
Divine favor
Moral coercion

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What legendary Greek philosopher was the teacher of Alexander the Great?
Parmenides
Zeno of Elea
Aristotle
Pythagoras

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What Greek school of philosophy emphasized acquiring happiness by recognizing the natural order of the world and adhering to it?
Cynicisim
Coronism
Stoicism
Magnumism

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What man was the founder of the Stoic school of philosophy?
Zeno of Citium
Aristotle
Euclid of Megara
Plato

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Republic was a dialogue recorded by what philosopher?
Philosophy of Ancient Greece Quiz
Thucydides
Empedocles
Plato
Cicero

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Archimedes was famous for estimating the mathematical value of what figure?
Pi
E
Sigma
I

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Archimedes is also credited with inventing which of the following devices?
The double-edged sword
The fork
The compound pulley system
The scale

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Which of the following is NOT one of the four classical elements the classical Greeks thought all matter was composed of?
Fire
Earth
Lightning
Water

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What was the name of the philosopher who founded the Cyreanic School of Philosophy?
Archimedes
Aristippus
Zeno of Elea
Thucydides

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What philosopher of Ancient Greece is famous for his philosophical paradoxes?
Socrates
Zeno of Elea
Parmenides
Heraclitus

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One of Zeno's famous paradoxes described how the hero Achilles could be beaten in a race by what animal?
An elephant
A tortoise
A rabbit
An ant

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The philosopher Solon's work laid the foundation for Athenian democracy. His theories were built around combating what threat?
Economic downturn
Disease
Spartan invasion
Moral decay

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The philosopher Pythagoras was formally known as which of the following?
Pythagoras of Elea
Pythagoras of Samos
Pythagoras of Minos
Pythagoras of Crete

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What famous theologian applied Aristotelian logic to the teachings of Christianity?
St. Francis of Assisi
St. Augustine
St. Thomas Aquinas
St. Martin de Tours

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What is the name of the Greek philosophical group that believed in winning arguments over making progress through debate?
Cyreanists
Neoplatinists
Sophists
Socratics

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What student of Socrates is best known for founding the Hedonist school of philosophical thought in Ancient Greece?
Aristippus
Plato
Paracelsus
Thucydides

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What is the name of the school of philosophical thought that was centered on the idea of acquiring happiness by achieving worldly pleasure?
Hedonism
Cyreanism
Stoicism
Eleatism

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Heraclitus was the philosopher who emphasized what fact about the universe through his teachings?
The consistency of human decency
The uselessness of money
That power was given to the government by the people
That the world was always changing

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Heraclitus exemplified his views by stating which of the following philosophical phrases?
"You can never step in the exact same river twice"
"We are in the past"
"I think, therefore I am"
"Tomorrow is Today"

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What Greek philosopher is considered to be the first Cynic philosopher?
Antisthenes
Paracelsus
Socrates
Heraclitus

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Which of the following Greek philosophers centered his ideas around the concept of a universal, unchanging, and objective good that all should follow?
Plato
Euclid of Megara
Aristotle
Zeno of Elea

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Thucydides was considered to have been one of the first objective historians with his fact-based accounts of what war?
The Greco-Persian War
The Peloponnesian War
The Thabes' War
The Mediterranean War of 345 B.C.

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Thucydides discussed historical politics and war claiming that both were which of the following?
The results of the folly of kings
Punishment for human sins
Struggles for power
Struggles between the gods

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What philosopher of Acragas is credited with originating the theory of the four classical elements?
Empedocles
Thucydides
Zeno of Elea
Archimedes

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What philosopher founded the Eleatic school of Greek philosophy which believed that change was fundamentally impossible?
Solon
Socrates
Empedocles
Parmenides

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What is the name of the only surviving work by the philosopher Parmenides?
"By Logos' Side"
"The Road to Athens"
"Leviathan"
"On Nature"

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