Who is Democritus? - Contributions to Philosophy & Experiments


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Democritus and his mentor were both known as:

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1. Democritus has been known as:

2. What was bastard knowledge, according to Democritus?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Democritus, considered by some to be the father of science, cultivated philosophies that were beyond his time. This quiz and worksheet combination will check your understanding of Democritus' beliefs and how society labeled him.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test your understanding of the following:

  • Who Democritus was known as
  • Atomism
  • Democritus' mentor
  • Key terms describing Democritus and his beliefs

Skills Practiced

Students will gain practice in these related skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Democritus
  • Defining key concepts - make certain that you can accurately define atomism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Democritus' mentor

Additional Learning

Read the lesson called Who is Democritus? - Contributions to Philosophy & Experiments to learn more about this important man. The lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Discuss Democritus' contributions to sociology and anthropology
  • Introduce approach to inductive reasoning in search for legitimate knowledge
  • Explore Democritus' advances to geometry via discovery of the relationship between cones and spheres