Ancient Greece - Science

Test Quiz

1. What Greek mathematician discovered a theorem to find the sides of a right triangle?

a. Euclid

b. Pythagoras

c. Aristotle

d. Hippocrates

e. Archimedes

2. What famous textbook on geometry did the Greek Mathematician Euclid write?

a. Angles

b. Polygons

c. Triangles

d. Elements

e. Perimeters

3. What Greek doctor is known today for an oath that many doctors take?

a. Hippocrates

b. Pythagoras

c. Euclid

d. Plato

e. Spock

4. What Greek scientist classified animals according to their characteristics?

a. Euclid

b. Pythagoras

c. Aristotle

d. Hippocrates

e. Archimedes

5. What discovery was made by Greek astronomers?

a. They theorized that the Earth may orbit the Sun

b. They calculated the circumference of the Earth

c. They calculated the movements of the planets

d. All of the above

e. None of the above

6. True or False: The Greeks were one of the first civilizations to study math for its own sake.

a. TRUE

b. FALSE

c.

d.

e.

7. What Greek invention was used to move water up a hill?

a. Watermill

b. Alarm clock

c. Central heating

d. Crane

e. Archimedes screw

8. What Greek invention was used to heat temples in the winter?

a. Watermill

b. Alarm clock

c. Central heating

d. Crane

e. Archimedes screw

9. What Greek invention was used to grind grain into flour?

a. Watermill

b. Alarm clock

c. Central heating

d. Crane

e. Archimedes screw

10. What Greek was one of the world's first female mathematicians?

a. Euclid

b. Hypatia

c. Aristotle

d. Hippocrates

e. Archimedes

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