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Democritus was a Greek philosopher. He is best known for introducing Atomic Theory of the universe. This theory featured tiny particles always in motion interacting through collisions. He belonged to a noble family and used his inheritance to travel widely, educating himself both broadly and deeply.

NAME: …………………………………………

Date: …………………………….

Questions:

1. Democritus was born in ………………………………….in Abdera, Thrace.

2. He said that everything is made of tiny bits known as …………………………………….

3. He is famously known as …………………………………………….. due to his habit of mocking people on their mistakes.

4. Democritus believed humans originated in ……………………………and lived at first as wild animals.

5. ………………………………. said it was the duty of men to father children for the benefit of the state.

6. Democritus expanded the atomic theory introduced by………………………………………….

7. He also explained the origin of the ………………………………………….

8. Little Cosmology was a book written by ………………………………

9. The concept of the infinite divisibility of matter was flatly contradicted by the ………………………………

10. Democritus’ physical and cosmological doctrines were an elaborated and systematized version of his teacher………………………………………….

Answers:

1. 460 BC

2. Atoms

3. The laughing philosopher

4. Mud

5. Plato

6. Leucippus

7. universe

8. Democritus

9. vatomic theory

10. Leucippus

 

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