Ocean Exploration & Ancient Greece


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Before Pytheas, ocean exploration was limited because _____.

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1. Lucia is visiting the British Isles and hears about an ancient Greek explorer who traveled all the way around the British Isles. Who is Lucia hearing about?

2. The ancient Greek Eratosthenes used math to accomplish which feat?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What did the ancient Greek Eratosthenes achieve using math? This quiz and worksheet is an easy way to test your ability to answer this question and others about ocean exploration by early Europeans.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • Why ocean exploration was limited before Pytheas
  • What Eratosthenes accomplished using math
  • Ancient Greek explorer who traveled around the British Isles
  • Library of Alexandria's second librarian
  • Importance of Ptolemy's map

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use what you've learned to make connections between ocean exploration and Pytheas
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the ancient Greek explorer who traveled around the British Isles
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about Ptolemy's map and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Keep learning about this topic with the lesson titled Ocean Exploration & Ancient Greece. Below are examples of what the lesson covers:

  • Timeframe of Ancient Greece
  • How Ancient Greece has influenced Western cultures
  • When the Library of Alexandria was destroyed