Greek Philosopher Diogenes: Biography & Quotes

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Why did the ancient Greek philosopher Diogenes leave the city of Sinope?

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1. According to some sources, under which Athenian philosopher did Diogenes train?

2. The ancient Greek philosopher Diogenes was a major proponent of cynicism, a philosophical school of thought that focused on what?

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This quiz/worksheet will test what you know about the ancient Greek philosopher Diogenes. You can answer questions on key points such as the reason Diogenes left Sinope and the Athenian philosopher he trained under.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will address these topics:

  • The focus of cynicism
  • Why Diogenes brought a plucked bird to a lecture by Plato
  • Famous quote about Diogenes in ancient Greece

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on the Greek philosopher Diogenes
  • Information recall - remember what you've learned about the study of cynicism
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about an Athens philosopher Diogenes studied under and the reason Diogenes brought a plucked bird into one of Plato's lectures

Additional Learning

You can learn more with the lesson named Greek Philosopher Diogenes: Biography & Quotes. The lesson will teach you about these key points:

  • Early life of Diogenes
  • His time as a philosopher in Athens
  • Diogenes's belief in asceticism and reason
  • His capture into slavery and death around 323 BCE
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