Class 4 Social Studies

Alexander the Great – Class 4

Alexander the Great

Alexander the great

Alexander the great

For Class 4

A. ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS.

  1. What did Alexander learn as a young prince?
    Answer: As a young prince, Alexander learnt fighting, horse riding and hunting. He was also taught reading, writing, mathematics, music and poetry.
  2. Why do we remember Alexander as a great conqueror?
    Answer: Alexander was a great conqueror. He brought all of Greece under his control and also conquered Persian Empire. He then marched towards India and defeated king Porus.
  3. Why did Alexander turn back after reaching India?
    Answer: After the battle with king Porus, Alexander’s soldiers were tired and wanted to go home. He did not want to turn back but he had to give in to the wishes of his soldiers.
  4. Why did Alexander return Porus’s kingdom?
    Answer: Alexander returned Porus’s kingdom because he liked the courage and confidence of king Porus.
  5. List three things that we have got from the ancient Greeks.
    Answer: The three things that we got from Greece are-
    1. The system of government called democracy,
    2. The Olympic Games and
    3. The theatre.

B. TRUE OR FALSE.

  1. Porus and Alexander fought a battle on the banks of the river Ganga.
  2. The city-states of ancient Greece were often at war with each other.
  3. Alexander conquered India after defeating Porus.
  4. Alexander’s empire broke up soon after his death.
  5. The Olympic Games were held in honour of the Greek goddess Zeus.
  1. False. Porus and Alexander fought a battle on the banks of the river Jhelum.
  2. True
  3. False. After defeating Porus, Alexander had to returned back as his soldiers were tired and wanted to go home.
  4. True
  5. False. The Olympic Games were held in honour of the Greek king of gods, Zeus.

C. FILL IN THE BLANKS.

  1. Alexander’s father was the king of _________.
  2. Alexander conquered the _________ Empire.
  3. __________, a city in Egypt, was named after Alexander.
  4. Hippocrates was a famous Greek _________.
  5. Homer wrote the epics __________ and __________.
  6. The Parthenon is a __________.
  1. Macedonia
  2. Persian
  3. Alexandria
  4. doctor
  5. the lliad, the Odyssey
  6. temple

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