Plato's Analogy of the Divided Line


Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

Which of the following is the highest type of knowledge, according to Plato?

Create Your Account To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime
Already registered? Log in here for access

1. What are the two main worlds Plato describes as two sections of his divided line?

2. Plato argued that a person can get closest to accessing knowledge about the Forms through which of the following?

Create your account to access this entire worksheet
A Premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account

About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments are designed to examine your knowledge of topics like Plato's take on knowledge, the main worlds in Plato's divided line, and our most precious ability.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To be more precise, you're going to be asked about things such as:

  • Our highest type of knowledge
  • The two main worlds in Plato's divided line
  • How one can access knowledge
  • What can help us understand reality
  • Our most precious ability, according to Plato

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding meaning in the divided line analogy and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify Plato's view on the world
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about knowledge in a different light

Additional Learning

You'll be able to learn even more about this topic by watching our associated video lesson, Plato's Analogy of the Divided Line. This lesson will cover:

  • Access to knowledge
  • Plato's rationale
  • Intelligible versus the visible
  • Beliefs and opinions
  • Objects and forms