The Library of Alexandria & The Benefits of Hellenization


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Why did Alexandria become a center of Hellenistic scholarship?

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1. Even after centuries of growing, the Library of Alexandria held fewer books than most modern libraries. This is because _____.

2. Languages naturally tend to _____

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Looking at how the Greek language took over the ancient world, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of Hellenization. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the reasons Alexandria became a center of Hellenistic scholarship and why the Library of Alexandria held fewer books than modern libraries.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Reasons for Alexandria's importance in Hellenistic scholarship
  • Why the Library of Alexandria held fewer books than modern libraries
  • Tendencies of language over time
  • Benefits of unifying languages
  • What the works in the library were written on

Skills Practiced

  • Lesson comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related western civilization lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify you can review information regarding the benefits of unifying languages and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify why the Library of Alexandria held fewer books than modern libraries

Additional Learning

To learn more about Alexander the Great's long-lasting legacy, review the corresponding lesson titled The Library of Alexandria & The Benefits of Hellenization. This lesson will help you:

  • Define Hellenization
  • Identify Alexander the Great's accomplishments
  • Appreciate what spread quickly across the ancient world
  • Describe the importance of having a common language
  • Understand the central role of the Library of Alexandria to the empire