Greek Philosophy: History, Influence & Timeline


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What did the Epicureans argue?

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1. Who was the first philosopher?

2. According to Socrates, how is truth attained?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The origins of Greek philosophy date back thousands of years, yet the influence of the ancient Greek thinkers is still felt today. Test your knowledge with this interactive quiz. Use the worksheet to identify the major events and individuals associated with ancient Greek philosophy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of important figures such as:

  • Thales of Miletus
  • Socrates
  • Plato
  • Epicurus

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Ancient Greek philosophy
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding absolute knowledge and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify the three major divisions of philosophical thought from ancient Greece
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the important figures and events

Additional Learning

To learn more about the history and importance of this major movement, review the accompanying lesson on ancient Greek Philosophy. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the three major periods of ancient Greek philosophical thought
  • Identify the central figures associated with each period
  • Recognize the influence ancient Greek philosophy continues to have on the modern world