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Greek Philosophy and History

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Greek Philosophy and History game quiz
"Some questions about our favorite Greek philosophers..."

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1. Democritus was an extraordinary philosopher in more ways than one. He was not only influential in the introduction of the concept of the 'atom' but also in the development of the eudaimonic-symmetry of pleasures. He also was called the 'laughing philosopher' and lived to a very ripe old age. How old was he (roughly) when he died?
    145
    30
    75
    90


2. The founder of the Cyrenaic School valued intellectual pleasure as the highest goal in life. Who was he?
    Anthisthenes
    Pseudo-Dionysos
    Heraclitus
    Aristippus


3. Which philosopher had 2 fathers, named Ariston and Pyrilampes?
    Socrates
    Plato
    Aristotle
    Laertes


4. Anthisthenes the founder of the Cynic School (Kynosargus) determined that virtue was tantamount to what type of quality?
    rhetoric
    cynicism
    wisdom
    wit


5. In the Second Peloponnesian War 404 B.C., Athens was soundly defeated by the strategies introduced by a Spartan commander so named _____?
    Anaxagoras
    Thales
    Lysander
    Anaximander


6. An early Greek thinker, he first suggested that the universe was not geocentric, suggesting that instead all the planets, and the sun, revolved around a central fire. Who may he be?
    Philolaus
    Philemon
    Pythagoras
    Pytaxis


7. In Plato's Theory of Forms, did he equate forms with the magnitude of numbers? (yes or no )
    Answer: (Yes or no)


8. Of the early Greek thinkers, he was the first to excise and record the findings of the function and anatomy of the eye. Who was he?
    Aristotle
    Socrates
    Theophrastus
    Alcmaeon


9. Plutarch in his 'Quaestiones Convivales', borrows the notion that men were born in a fish, then after being placed within a galei, they finally arose to become as men. Which early Greek thinker were these notions derived from?
    Aristotle
    Anaximander
    Anaxagoras
    Antipater


10. Who was the coeval inventor to Archimedes, credited with the invention of the piston and cylinder?
    Carneades
    Ctesibius
    Critias
    Hiero of Alexandria


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