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GK QUIZ What is the old name of Ethiopia

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Question

What is the old name of

  1. Ethiopia
  2. Istanbul
  3. Zimbabwe
  4. Thailand
  5. Prayagraj

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Answers

  1. Abyssinia
  2. Constantinople
  3. Southern Rhodesia
  4. Siam
  5. Allahabad

F A C T F I L E

Socrates, one of the biggest influences on Western thought and philosophy, was the son of a sculptor and stone mason, Sophroniscus from Athens. His mother was a midwife named, Phaenarete. He received basic Greek education because he did not belong to a noble family. He learned the skills of his father at a very early age. Before turning a philosopher, Socrates took up masonry and sculpting as his profession. Xanthippe was his wife by whom he had three children. She was not happy with the philosopher profession of Socrates.

Based on human reason, Socrates tried to create an ethical system by discarding theological doctrine. He said that only when a person knows himself or herself, he or she can attain ultimate wisdom.

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