Guided Reading 5-3, 5-4 (Greece: Alexander the Great, Spread of Greek Culture)
by Charles Burkes
| 20 Questions
Note from the author:
GREECE: Alexander the Great and the Spread of Greek Culture
Alexander the Great
Directions: Answering Questions Reading the section and completing the questions below will help you learn about Alexander the Great. Refer to your textbook to answer the questions.
Where is Macedonia located in relation to Greece?
What three things did Philip II especially admire about the Greeks?
Name the Athenian lawyer who warned the Greeks that Philip was
a threat to freedom.
What war had left the Greeks weak and divided?
How old was Alexander when he became king of Macedonia?
How many soldiers did Alexander lead to victory over the Persians at the Battle of Granicus?
Although Alexander is known primarily as a military leader, what city did he build in Egypt that became one of the most important cities of the ancient world?
Why did Alexander turn back to Greece after invading India in 326 B.C.?
Name four aspects of Greek culture that Alexander and his armies spread throughout Asia and northern Africa.
Name the four kingdoms that arose out of the decline of Alexander’s empire.
The Spread of Greek Culture
Directions: Reading for Accuracy Reading the section and completing the activity below will help you learn more about the spread of Greek culture. Use your textbook to decide if a statement is true or false. Write T or F in the blank, and if a statement is false, rewrite it correctly on the same line after the letter "F" for false.
The library in Alexandria contained more than 500,000 scrolls.
The epic poem Argonautica was written by the poet Theocritus.
Epicureanism taught that the way to be happy was to seek out pleasure.
Epicureans felt it was important to be active in politics.
5. A Phoenician named Zeno developed the philosophy of Epicureanism.
Stoics taught that happiness came from following reason, not emotions, and doing your duty.
Today, the word stoic is used to describe someone who is very expressive of his or her emotions.
Aristarchus held that Earth was the center of the universe.
Eratosthenes wrote Elements about plane geometry.
Archimedes of Syracuse figured out the value of pi that is used to measure the area of circles.
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