Socrates: Life, Death and Philosophy


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1. Why was Socrates sentenced to death?

2. Why was Socrates' quest for truth considered so dangerous by Athenian society?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and quiz are helpful for verifying your understanding of the lesson on the life and philosophy of Socrates. Some of the elements that you will be assessed on include Socrates' death and related philosophers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to study:

  • The main source of information on Socrates
  • How the Athenians viewed the philosopher
  • Socrates' main focus
  • Central concepts of Socrates' philosophy
  • Philosophers associated with Socrates

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet give you practice with these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the life and philosophy of Socrates
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the main characteristics of Socrates' philosophy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the death of Socrates

Additional Learning

For more information about this ancient philosopher, refer to the lesson called Socrates: Life, Death and Philosophy. These objectives are covered in the lesson:

  • Understand the focus of Socrates' philosophy
  • Explore an example of the dialogues of Socrates
  • Differentiate between knowledge and belief