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Lesson Worksheet: Origins of Philosophy Philosophy

In this worksheet, we will practice describing the origins of philosophy in ancient Greece.


True or False: Philosophy contributed to the development of early human civilization.

  • ATrue
  • BFalse


Which of the following was among the areas investigated by the ancient Greek philosophers?

  • AThe meaning of life
  • BThe explanation of natural processes
  • CThe purpose of life
  • DThe improvement of society
  • EAll of the answers are correct.


Which of the following is a question that was investigated by ancient Greek philosophers but is no longer investigated by modern scientists?

  • AWhat is the purpose of the universe?
  • BHow did life begin?
  • CIs death avoidable?
  • DHow did the universe originate?
  • EWhat is the universe made of?


Where did Western philosophy originate from?

  • ACold War Russia
  • BElizabethan England
  • CAncient Egypt
  • DRevolutionary France
  • EAncient Greece


Which of the following questions investigated by modern scientists was also investigated by ancient Greek philosophers?

  • ACan anything go faster than the speed of light?
  • BHow did the universe originate?
  • CAre there other planets that can support life?
  • DDo aliens exist?
  • EIs time travel possible?


Which of the following was an ancient Greek philosopher?

  • AKierkegaard
  • BPtahhotep
  • CDescartes
  • DCicero
  • EAristotle


True or False: Religious and moral wisdom in the ancient Mediterranean, India, and China preceded the origin of philosophy in ancient Greece.

  • ATrue
  • BFalse


Which of the following was not among the areas investigated by the ancient Greek philosophers?

  • ABeauty
  • BEducation
  • CComputing
  • DMorality
  • EJustice


In which of the following traditions of religious and moral wisdom do Western philosophy and Islamic philosophy have their roots?

  • AFrench
  • BMediterranean
  • CChristian
  • DChinese
  • EIndian


What Greek phrase does the word philosophy come from?

  • AFriendship to all
  • BPursuit of truth
  • CLove of wisdom
  • DLove of family
  • EObedience to authority

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