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Ancient Greece - Multiple Choice
Can you answer these questions about Ancient Greece?
Last updated: October 19, 2019
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Who discovered that, in a right triangle, a
Who won the Peloponnesian War?
What is the last letter in the Greek alphabet?
Who tutored Alexander the Great?
Which of these cities was NOT a Greek colony?
Carthage was founded by the Phoenicians
What scientific theory was proposed by Aristarchus of Samos in the 3rd century B.C.?
That the Earth revolves around the Sun
That matter is composed of atoms
That nothing can exceed the speed of light
That lightning is caused by electricity
What was a hoplite?
A mischievous imp
A serf in ancient Sparta
A soldier armed with a spear and shield
A priestess at the temple of Apollo
What is Herodotus considered to be the father of?
Which of these was not a Greek city-state?
Memphis was in ancient Egypt
What is the name for the era, following the conquests of Alexander the Great, in which Greek culture spread throughout the Mediterranean and Middle East?
The Hellenistic Period
The Bronze Age
The Great Awakening
How were dates in ancient Greece typically reckoned?
Using solar and lunar eclipses as a reference
Years since the birth of Athena in 1421 B.C.
Using the Olympic Games as a reference
Years since the birth of Christ
What was a public space used for meetings and markets?
In Greek mythology, what was the eternal punishment of Sisyphus?
Always being thirsty, but never being satisfied
Pushing a boulder up hill, only for it to roll down again when in nears the top
Everything he touched turn to gold
An eagle eating his liver
What was an acropolis?
A settlement built on a hill with steep sides
A school for teenage boys
An orchard of olive trees
Who was Aristophanes?
A sophist philosopher
A king who killed his own father
Sep 2, 2019
It's not clear if Pythagoras actually proved the Pythagorean theorem.
Oct 19, 2019
Pythagoras never proved the so-called Pythagorean theorem. The first proof we have of it is by Euclid. (Ancient Babylonians, Indians or Chinese never proved it in general form, although they certainly were aware of many individual cases.) The theorem was named after Pythagoras hundreds of years later still. Pythagoras in all likelihood knew that 3² + 4² = 5² and that this also corresponds to a right-angled triangle. Someone then apparently made the generalisation on Pythagoras’ name, and the misnomer stuck ever since.
Oct 19, 2019
Changed "proved" to "discovered".
Oct 21, 2019
Nope, still not right - from WP: Historians of Mesopotamian mathematics have concluded that the Pythagorean rule was in widespread use during the Old Babylonian period (20th to 16th centuries BC), over a thousand years before Pythagoras was born
Oct 19, 2019
I visited the Parthenon in Athens today, so it feels appropriate that I took this quiz today as well! I still did badly in the quiz though - I had to go back to improve my score!
Oct 20, 2019
great quiz my ex was greek so knew most answers
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