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Thales: Quiz


Question 1:
When is Thales's birthday?
c:a 1958
trad. ca 283 AD
ca. 624u2013625 BC
ca. 1770

Question 2: cit.) that he measured the height of the ________ by their shadows at the moment when his own shadow was equal to his height.
MexicoPyramidMexico CityUnited States

Question 3:
When did Thales die?
ca. 547u2013546 BC

Question 4:
Which of the following was of most interest to Thales?

Question 5: In mathematics, Thales used ________ to solve problems such as calculating the height of pyramids and the distance of ships from the shore.
ManifoldDifferential geometryAlgebraic geometryGeometry

Question 6: More practically Thales used the same method to measure the distances of ships at sea, said Eudemus as reported by ________ (“in Euclidem”).
Porphyry (philosopher)XenocratesPlatoProclus

Question 7:
What philosophical school did Thales belong to?

Question 8:
Who of the following did Thales influence?
Babylonian astronomy & Ancient Egyptian mathematics and religion
Kate Bush, Devendra Banhart, Regina Spektor and John Cooper Clarke.
Jan Schmit
Sigmund Freud

Question 9: [8] This can be considered the first known example of ________, a type of financial trading.
Futures exchangeForeign exchange marketCommodity marketFutures contract

Question 10: It is arguable whether the Greeks always invoked idiosyncratic explanations of natural phenomena by reference to the will of anthropomorphic gods and ________.
PlatoGreek hero cultHeroGreek mythology

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