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5th Century BC History
on 7 Sep 12
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History quiz on the 5th Century BC
The four great playwrights of the 5th Century BC are
Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes
Homer, Plato, Socrates, Aristotle
Zeus, Athena, Prometheus, Orion
Pythagoras, Empedocles, Hippocrates, Democritus
The "Father of Tragedy" is___________.
Aristophanes was called "The Father of__________.
A war between the Greeks and the _________ began in 499 BC and lasted about 20 years
Pericles introduces _____________ for all Athenian citizens allowing them to vote and participate in the administration of the state.
Herodotus is known as the "Father of ____________. He wrote the account of the Greco-Persian wars from the vantage point in Asia Minor.
Pythagoras is credited with the mathematical theorem called____________.
The Hippocratic Oath
The Pythagorean Theory
The Socratic Method
The Hypocricy Method
The followers of ___________ maintained that the earth rotates on an axis and moves in an orbit.
Democritas declared that matter is composed of indivisible and indestructible ________.
The mystical texts of the ___________ of Daoism and the ___________ of Hinduism were written down during the 5th Century BC.
Old Testament, Rig Veda
I Ching, Rig Veda
Old Testament, I Ching
Siddartha Gautama left home to become a wandering ascetic. After a night of meditation he is 'enlightened' and becomes___________.
A leader of the Jain religion
A leader of Daoism
The Athenians built the _____________, a temple to Athena.
Hippocrates founded a school of ___________ on the Greek island of Kos.
The three classical styles of columns in Greek architecture are ___________, ________, and ____________
Doric, Ionic, Corinthian
Simple, Classical, Ornate
Doric, Ionic, Moronic
Columnar, Athenian, Olympian
Phidias sculpted a huge stature of the goddess ___________ to be the central feature of the Parthenon.
Myron sculpts ________________, an outstanding example of the Greek ability to suggest movement.
The Discus Thrower
The Javelin Thrower
Phidias created a massive statue of ____________ covered in gold and ivory, to stand in the temple at Olympia.
When the Oracle at Delphi said that there was no-one wiser than Socrates, Socrates believed ______________.
He was the most foolish
Plato was wiser
It was a paradox
That he was the wisest of all
A series of questions that are asked to draw out individual answers and to encourage insight is called the _________________.
Socrates believed the best way for people to live was to focus on_____________.
The pursuit of material gain
Self-development or virtue
Socrates criticized Democracy. He believed that the _______________ was the only type of person suitable to govern others.
Hippocrates was credited with coining the _________________ still in use today by medical professionals.
Hippocrates is credited to being the first person to believe that diseases were caused _________________.
As a punishment
By the gods
By the mind
The earliest surviving masterpiece of Greek art by Kritios is a
Sculpture of a naturalistic male nude
Sculpture of Zeus
Sculpture of Apollo
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