Plato's 'Crito': Summary & Concepts


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In Plato's Crito, why does Crito come to Socrates in his prison cell?

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1. In Plato's Crito, what is Socrates belief about public opinion?

2. In Plato's Crito, what obligation does Socrates place above his own welfare?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this quiz and worksheet, you will be expected to answer questions about Crito's visit to Socrates, Socrates' take on public opinion, the self-appointed obligation of Socrates, Plato's philosophies, and the modernization of Plato's teachings.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Expect to answer quiz questions about:

  • Why Crito sees Socrates in jail
  • Socrates' ideas on public opinion
  • The duty Socrates held in higher regard than his own well-being
  • Philosophical subjects prompted in Crito
  • Modern takes on Plato

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characters' motivations in Plato's Crito
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about modern society in a new way
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding philosophical topics in Crito and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about Crito, you can read our associated lesson by the title of Plato's 'Crito': Summary & Concepts. Information on this lesson will include:

  • The background of Crito
  • Arguments of Crito
  • Responses of Socrates
  • Plato's reasoning for writing Crito