Do You Know Epicurus?

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Do You Know Epicurus? - Quiz

What do you know about one of the prominent philosophers in the history of time? Are you well grounded in your knowledge? Take this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Epicurus founded the school of philosophy called

    • A.

      Epicureanism

    • B.

      Socratism

    • C.

      Neoliberalism

    • D.

      Modernism

    Correct Answer
    A. Epicureanism
    Explanation
    Epicurus founded the school of philosophy called Epicureanism. Epicureanism is a philosophical system that emphasizes the pursuit of pleasure and the avoidance of pain as the highest goals in life. It promotes living a simple and modest lifestyle, seeking tranquility and inner peace, and cultivating meaningful relationships. Epicurus believed that pleasure could be achieved through the absence of fear and the absence of physical and mental pain. This philosophy encourages individuals to focus on the present moment and to prioritize their own well-being and happiness.

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  • 2. 

    In what year was Epicurus born?

    • A.

      341 BC

    • B.

      322 BC

    • C.

      301 BC

    • D.

      300 BC

    Correct Answer
    A. 341 BC
    Explanation
    Epicurus was born in 341 BC.

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  • 3. 

    Epicurus  was born in

    • A.

      Canada

    • B.

      London

    • C.

      Samos

    • D.

      New York

    Correct Answer
    C. Samos
    Explanation
    Epicurus was born in Samos.

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  • 4. 

    Who was known to be Epicurus' teacher?

    • A.

      Plato

    • B.

      Nausiphanes

    • C.

      Einstein

    • D.

      Darwin

    Correct Answer
    B. Nausiphanes
    Explanation
    Nausiphanes was known to be Epicurus' teacher.

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  • 5. 

    Who was Epicurus' father?

    • A.

      Hinocratus

    • B.

      Evor

    • C.

      Crates

    • D.

      Neocles

    Correct Answer
    D. Neocles
  • 6. 

    Who was Epicurus' mother?

    • A.

      Holdes

    • B.

      Chaerestrate

    • C.

      Nala

    • D.

      Norimus

    Correct Answer
    B. Chaerestrate
  • 7. 

    History recorded that Epicurus died in

    • A.

      London

    • B.

      Columbia

    • C.

      Athens

    • D.

      New York

    Correct Answer
    C. Athens
    Explanation
    Epicurus was a Greek philosopher who lived in Athens during the 4th and 3rd centuries BC. He founded the school of philosophy known as Epicureanism and taught his ideas in Athens. Therefore, it is historically accurate to say that Epicurus died in Athens.

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  • 8. 

    Epicurus was known as an atomic

    • A.

      Materialist

    • B.

      Founder

    • C.

      Maker

    • D.

      Creator

    Correct Answer
    A. Materialist
    Explanation
    Epicurus was known as a materialist because he believed that everything in the universe is made up of atoms, including the human soul. He argued that these atoms are constantly moving and interacting, and that all phenomena can be explained through the properties and movements of these atoms. This perspective rejects the existence of any supernatural or spiritual entities, emphasizing instead the importance of understanding the physical world and seeking pleasure and happiness in this life.

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  • 9. 

    He authored one of the following.

    • A.

      The Stone Age

    • B.

      Issues Debating

    • C.

      Letter to Menoeceus

    • D.

      Letter to Geece

    Correct Answer
    C. Letter to Menoeceus
  • 10. 

    Epicurus was known to have  influenced

    • A.

      Fred Lane

    • B.

      Immanuel Kant

    • C.

      Bruce Lee

    • D.

      Kung Ho

    Correct Answer
    B. Immanuel Kant
    Explanation
    Immanuel Kant was influenced by Epicurus. Kant was a German philosopher who developed a philosophical system known as Kantianism. He emphasized the importance of reason and rationality in ethics and believed that moral actions should be guided by universal principles. Epicurus, on the other hand, was an ancient Greek philosopher who advocated for pleasure as the ultimate goal of life. Despite their differences, Kant was influenced by Epicurus' ideas on ethics and incorporated some of them into his own philosophical framework.

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