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The 3rd and 4th Century BC

Can you guess these notable people, places, and things from the years 201–400 BC?
Quiz by Gassu
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Last updated: January 28, 2023
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First submittedAugust 8, 2018
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Year
Description
Answer
202 BC
This dynasty comes to power in China
Han
210 BC
Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China, dies and is buried with
this collection of at least 8000 statues
The Terracotta
Army
218 BC
Hannibal brings his army and elephants over this mountain range to
attack the Roman Republic
The Alps
221 BC–
Qin Shi Huang constructs this giant fortification by joining
several existing fortifications
The Great Wall
226 BC
This wonder of the Ancient World collapses after an earthquake
Colossus of
Rhodes
240 BC
The passage of this comet is recorded for the first time
Halley’s Comet
264–241 BC
Rome defeats this city in the First Punic War, taking Sicily and Corsica as prizes
Carthage
247 BC
The Parthian Empire is founded in this modern-day country
Iran
c. 257 BC
This Asian city on the Red River is established as capital of the Âu Lạc Kingdom
Hanoi
c. 268 BC
This "great" ruler of the Maurya Empire comes to power in modern-day India
Ashoka
the Great
3rd century BC
Aristarchus of Samos proposes this model of the solar system,
where the Earth revolves around the sun
Heliocentric
3rd century BC
Earliest evidence of writing from this Mesoamerican people
The Mayans
c. 300 BC
Euclid compiles “Elements”, the foundational text of this branch of mathematics
Geometry
312 BC
The first _____ is built to bring water into the city of Rome
Aqueduct
323 BC
Having conquered Persia, this "great" general dies at age 33
Alexander the
Great
359–336 BC
Under Philip II, this kingdom becomes the leading Greek power
Macedonia
c. 387 BC
This philosopher founds the Academy in Athens
Plato
399 BC
Socrates is forced to commit suicide by drinking this type of poison
Hemlock
28 Comments
+10
Level 69
Aug 10, 2018
These quizzes are superb.
+2
Level 82
Oct 9, 2018
^^ he's not wrong
+3
Level 88
Nov 19, 2021
All of these quizzes rock dude, fair play!
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Level 74
Jan 28, 2023
There is a *slight* hint for Macedonia.
+4
Level ∞
Jan 28, 2023
Removed Macedonia from the Alexander question.
+11
Level 95
Jan 28, 2023
Lucked out on this one. I didn't know the answer to the Chinese dynasty question, but it matched first 3 letters of a later question, so I got it anyway.
+5
Level 77
Jan 28, 2023
Hannibal gives you Han
+4
Level ∞
Jan 28, 2023
Fixed
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Level 89
Jan 28, 2023
I made this quiz during your edit. First time the answer was Hannibal, made it a minute later to get 5/5 and the answer was "The Alps" :)
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Level 84
Jan 28, 2023
A later answer will still give you Han.
+10
Level 86
Jan 28, 2023
Look, the 3rd and 4th centuries BC were just really Han-centric, okay? ;)
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Level 79
Sep 25, 2023
This series of quizzes are great, but the way my brain processes history, it's odd to me how they start from the most recent events and work their way back, so I always start from the bottom and work my way up. As such, on this quiz, "Hanoi" also winds up giving you "Han".
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Level 78
Jan 28, 2023
Please consider allowing Halley (instead of Halley's), and Macedon.
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Level 83
Jan 28, 2023
Yes, he's commonly known as "Philip II of Macedon".
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Level ∞
Jan 28, 2023
Mastodon will work now
+2
Level 68
Apr 21, 2023
It didn't :(
+7
Level 78
Jan 30, 2023
Yeah, the question is already asking for a comet, so "Halley" should be enough.
+2
Level 74
Sep 26, 2023
Halley for sure
+4
Level 83
Jan 28, 2023
Poison should work the way the last question is phrased now.
+4
Level ∞
Jan 28, 2023
Changed the question slightly
+4
Level 90
Jan 28, 2023
Accept macedon
+3
Level 84
Jan 30, 2023
(No spoilers here). I didn't know the Chinese Dynasty, so I was going to come back to it. In guessing the city on the Red River, I got the dynasty answer - and I went on guessing Asian cities for the Red river city, even though technically I had it already. I think, even though individually they are both great questions, I think one of them has to be changed, or eliminated. Maybe "The capital of this modern Asian country, on the Red River, was once the capital of the Au Lac kingdom" with the answer being the country, not the city?
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Level 84
Jan 31, 2023
Pretty big drop from the second-least guessed to the least guessed!
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Level 68
Apr 21, 2023
No one cares about Indian History, RIP
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Level 75
Aug 16, 2023
I dont think it's due to that, just this website is mainly of US audience which naturally are more likely to know about European history than Indian. I am European and I knew the answer, as well as all other Asian questions in these quizzes.
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Level 67
Aug 14, 2023
Just missed Ashoka
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Level 66
Sep 26, 2023
Gah. I tried Ashuka, Ashok and various other spellings. Couldn't remember the correct one.
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Level 60
Sep 26, 2023
Please accept Halley. Also, Han is given when writing Hanoi, you could reword the question as "The capital of this modern-day country is established as ...".