Comparing Ancient & Modern Political Theory - Quiz & Worksheet


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What is the best definition of a philosopher king?

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1. What is deductive reasoning?

2. What did Plato believe about democracy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Political theory began in ancient Greece and still exists in a similar fashion today. You'll be tested on key subjects like a philosopher king and deductive reasoning.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Determine how much you know about the following:

  • Plato's opinion on democracy
  • Modern-day philosopher king example
  • Opposition to pure democracy by philosophers

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about ancient and modern political theory
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the concept of deductive reasoning
  • Making connections - use your understanding of philosopher kings and how they're connected to modern politics

Additional Learning

For more on the way modern politics was influenced by ancient philosophers, you can review the lesson called Comparing Ancient & Modern Political Theory. These topics will be covered:

  • Plato's stories about Socrates
  • Socrates' ideas on democracy
  • Type of justice in which Plato believed
  • Aristotle as a student of Plato
  • Politics in our world today