The 3rd and 4th Century BC

Can you guess these notable people, places, and things from the years 201–400 BC?
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Last updated: January 28, 2023
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First submittedAugust 8, 2018
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202 BC
This dynasty comes to power in China
210 BC
Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China, dies and is buried with
this collection of at least 8000 statues
The Terracotta
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
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
247 BC
The Parthian Empire is founded in this modern-day country
c. 257 BC
This Asian city on the Red River is established as capital of the Âu Lạc Kingdom
c. 268 BC
This "great" ruler of the Maurya Empire comes to power in modern-day India
the Great
3rd century BC
Aristarchus of Samos proposes this model of the solar system,
where the Earth revolves around the sun
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
312 BC
The first _____ is built to bring water into the city of Rome
323 BC
Having conquered Persia, this "great" general dies at age 33
Alexander the
359–336 BC
Under Philip II, this kingdom becomes the leading Greek power
c. 387 BC
This philosopher founds the Academy in Athens
399 BC
Socrates is forced to commit suicide by drinking this type of poison
Level 68
Aug 10, 2018
These quizzes are superb.
Level 81
Oct 9, 2018
^^ he's not wrong
Level 76
Nov 19, 2021
All of these quizzes rock dude, fair play!
Level 73
Jan 28, 2023
There is a *slight* hint for Macedonia.
Level ∞
Jan 28, 2023
Removed Macedonia from the Alexander question.
Level 93
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.
Level 73
Jan 28, 2023
Hannibal gives you Han
Level ∞
Jan 28, 2023
Level 86
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" :)
Level 75
Jan 28, 2023
A later answer will still give you Han.
Level 84
Jan 28, 2023
Look, the 3rd and 4th centuries BC were just really Han-centric, okay? ;)
Level 72
Jan 28, 2023
Please consider allowing Halley (instead of Halley's), and Macedon.
Level 81
Jan 28, 2023
Yes, he's commonly known as "Philip II of Macedon".
Level ∞
Jan 28, 2023
Mastodon will work now
Level 77
Jan 30, 2023
Yeah, the question is already asking for a comet, so "Halley" should be enough.
Level 81
Jan 28, 2023
Poison should work the way the last question is phrased now.
Level ∞
Jan 28, 2023
Changed the question slightly
Level 85
Jan 28, 2023
Accept macedon
Level 82
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?
Level 83
Jan 31, 2023
Pretty big drop from the second-least guessed to the least guessed!