Daily Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers (11-16-2023)

Question 1: Which city is known as the birthplace of democracy?

  • Paris
  • Athens
  • Rome

Correct Answer: Athens

Fact: Democracy, in its earliest form, was developed in Athens during the 5th century BCE. This system of governance allowed citizens to participate in decision-making processes, including the enactment of laws and policies, by casting votes in an assembly known as the ekklesia.

Question 2: The Parthenon was built in honor of…

  • Aristotle
  • Athena
  • Alexander the Great

Correct Answer: Athena

Fact: The former temple was built between 447 and 438 BCE and was dedicated to the goddess Athena. Legend has it that Athens acquired its name following a contest between the goddess and Poseidon, both of whom wanted to be its patron. Athena won and the rest is ancient history.

Question 3: Who is considered the founding father of Western philosophy?

  • Plato
  • Xenophon
  • Socrates

Correct Answer: Socrates

Fact: A Greek philosopher, Socrates (c. 470-399 BCE) is considered the 'Father of Western Philosophy,' renowned for his profound contributions to philosophy, particularly in the areas of ethics and epistemology. He had a unique method of philosophical inquiry known as the Socratic method.

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