Ancient History: Greece : Developments in Science and Architecture

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Developments In Science And Architecture

Euclid is most famous for his contributions to __________.

Possible Answers:

chemistry

engineering

geometry

philosophy

political theory

Correct answer:

geometry

Explanation:

Euclid lived in Alexandria (in Egypt) during the height of Hellenistic rule in Egypt. He is most famous for his contributions to geometry. His most influential work is called Elements and was an instrumental text in the teaching of geometry up to the nineteenth century.

 

Example Question #2 : Developments In Science And Architecture

Hippocrates is most famous for his contributions to __________.

Possible Answers:

military strategy

biology

historical writing

medicine

political theory

Correct answer:

medicine

Explanation:

Hippocrates is most famous for his contributions to medicine. He is often referred to as “the father of western medicine” for his efforts in establishing medicine as an independent and esteemed discipline. He may or may not have coined the Hippocratic Oath which bears his name.

Example Question #3 : Developments In Science And Architecture

Archimedes is most notable for his contributions to __________.

Possible Answers:

political theory

mathematics

tragedy

philosophy

drama

Correct answer:

mathematics

Explanation:

Archimedes is one of the most famous and accomplished mathematicians and scientists of the classical era. He lived in Syracuse, on the island of Sicily, during the third century BCE. Among other accomplishments, Archimedes is remembered for determining a rough approximation of pi and developing a rudimentary system of calculus.

Example Question #4 : Developments In Science And Architecture

The Great Library was one of the largest and most significant centers of learning in the classical world. Where was it located?

Possible Answers:

Syracuse

Persepolis

Alexandria

Athens

Thebes

Correct answer:

Alexandria

Explanation:

The Great Library of Alexandria was built in Ptolemaic Egypt (the name of the Hellenistic dynasty in Egypt) in the third century BCE. It was a center of learning for three centuries and attracted scholars from around the world.

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