Can You Answer These 10 Questions About Library Of Alexandria?

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The Royal Library of Alexandria or Ancient Library of Alexandria in Alexandria, Egypt, was one of the largest and most significant libraries of the ancient world. Dive in and test your knowledge!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Under what ruler did the Ancient Library of Alexandria first flourish?
    • A. 

      Alexander the Great

    • B. 

      Cesar

    • C. 

      Ptolemy I

    • D. 

      Cleopatra

  • 2. 
    In what century did the Ancient Library of Alexandria first flourish?
    • A. 

      3rd CE

    • B. 

      4th BCE

    • C. 

      4th CE

    • D. 

      3rd BCE

  • 3. 
    Who was the famous female mathematician and astronomer that prospered at the Library of Alexandria?
    • A. 

      Hypatia

    • B. 

      Euclid

    • C. 

      Herophilus

    • D. 

      Dionysius

  • 4. 
    The Ancient Library of Alexandria had become so extensive and large, a smaller but adequate library was created. What was this smaller library called?
    • A. 

      Daughter Library

    • B. 

      Orphan Library

    • C. 

      Widow Library

    • D. 

      Son Library

  • 5. 
    Besides holding books and scrolls, what other facilities did the Ancient Library of Alexandria include?
    • A. 

      Gym and housing

    • B. 

      Zoo and lecture halls

    • C. 

      Amphitheater

    • D. 

      Theater

  • 6. 
    During Roman occupation, what were some changes that were instated?
    • A. 

      A section was dedicated to the Roman Empire

    • B. 

      Deleted pigeon holes

    • C. 

      Decreased the papyrus scrolls and increased parchment

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    The city of Alexandria was divided into three sections, all which dealt with religious strife, what were the three sections?
    • A. 

      Pagans, Jews, and Christians

    • B. 

      Pagans, Christians, and Catholics

    • C. 

      Buddhist, Christians, and Jews

    • D. 

      Catholics, Jews, and Christians

  • 8. 
    During the Muslim conquest, hundreds of thousands of scrolls were burned, what were the scrolls assumed to be used for?
    • A. 

      Illumination for night time celebrations

    • B. 

      Signal fires

    • C. 

      Fuel for the bath houses outside of Alexandria

    • D. 

      Fuel for ships leaving Alexandria

  • 9. 
    How much further in technology would we be if the scrolls had not been destroyed?
    • A. 

      400 years more advanced

    • B. 

      50 years more advanced

    • C. 

      500 years more advanced

    • D. 

      100 years more advanced

  • 10. 
    Which of these cities was the greatest rival of Alexandria as a seat for scholarly affairs?
    • A. 

      Pergamum

    • B. 

      Antioch

    • C. 

      Ephesus

    • D. 

      Ecbatana

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