Philosopher Anaximenes: Theory & Quotes


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Anaximenes argued that the primary substance of life is:

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1. Anaximenes was a student of:

2. According to Anaximenes, earthquakes are due to:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Anaximenes was a key philosopher in ancient Greece, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of his theories. Make sure you also remember the name of Anaximenes' teacher if you want to pass.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on various aspects of Anaximenes philosophy, including:

  • What Anaximenes thought was the primary substance of all life
  • His teacher
  • What Anaximenes thought caused earthquakes
  • Anaximenes' theories on air

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Anaximenes' philosophies and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Anaximenes' air-related theories
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who Anaximenes' teacher was and what Anaximenes thought caused earthquakes

Additional Learning

For more about this philosopher, review the accompanying lesson called Philosopher Anaximenes: Theory & Quotes. You'll work towards the following objectives:

  • Familiarize yourself with Anaximenes' place in history
  • Define 'arche'
  • Understand the process of rarefaction/condensation
  • Understand Anaximenes' perspective on the formation of the universe
  • Familiarize yourself with several quotes of Anaximenes'