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5th Century BC History  

created by Simmy8 on 7 Sep 12
Hard level (59% of success)    24 questions - 42 players
History quiz on the 5th Century BC
 
1
The four great playwrights of the 5th Century BC are
   
   
   
   
2
The "Father of Tragedy" is___________.
   
   
   
   
3
Aristophanes was called "The Father of__________.
   
   
   
   
4
A war between the Greeks and the _________ began in 499 BC and lasted about 20 years
   
   
   
   
5
Pericles introduces _____________ for all Athenian citizens allowing them to vote and participate in the administration of the state.
   
   
   
   
6
Herodotus is known as the "Father of ____________. He wrote the account of the Greco-Persian wars from the vantage point in Asia Minor.
   
   
   
   
7
Pythagoras is credited with the mathematical theorem called____________.
   
   
   
   
8
The followers of ___________ maintained that the earth rotates on an axis and moves in an orbit.
   
   
   
   
9
Democritas declared that matter is composed of indivisible and indestructible ________.
   
   
   
   
10
The mystical texts of the ___________ of Daoism and the ___________ of Hinduism were written down during the 5th Century BC.
   
   
   
   
11
Siddartha Gautama left home to become a wandering ascetic. After a night of meditation he is 'enlightened' and becomes___________.
   
   
   
   
12
The Athenians built the _____________, a temple to Athena.
   
   
   
   
13
Hippocrates founded a school of ___________ on the Greek island of Kos.
   
   
   
   
14
The three classical styles of columns in Greek architecture are ___________, ________, and ____________
   
   
   
   
15
Phidias sculpted a huge stature of the goddess ___________ to be the central feature of the Parthenon.
   
   
   
   
16
Myron sculpts ________________, an outstanding example of the Greek ability to suggest movement.
   
   
   
   
17
Phidias created a massive statue of ____________ covered in gold and ivory, to stand in the temple at Olympia.
   
   
   
   
18
When the Oracle at Delphi said that there was no-one wiser than Socrates, Socrates believed ______________.
   
   
   
   
19
A series of questions that are asked to draw out individual answers and to encourage insight is called the _________________.
   
   
   
   
20
Socrates believed the best way for people to live was to focus on_____________.
   
   
   
   
21
Socrates criticized Democracy. He believed that the _______________ was the only type of person suitable to govern others.
   
   
   
   
22
Hippocrates was credited with coining the _________________ still in use today by medical professionals.
   
   
   
   
23
Hippocrates is credited to being the first person to believe that diseases were caused _________________.
   
   
   
   
24
The earliest surviving masterpiece of Greek art by Kritios is a
   
   
   
   
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