Platonic Idealism: Plato and His Influence


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Plato wrote his Allegory of the Cave in order to:

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1. For Plato, true knowledge can only be found through:

2. According to Plato, we know about ideal forms because _____

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The importance of Plato in philosophical thought cannot be overstated. This quiz and worksheet complement each other to provide you with the resources necessary to make sure you fully comprehend all of the important information.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will test you on:

  • Writings of Plato
  • Influential philosophical thought
  • Political philosophy
  • Plato's source of true knowledge

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz will assess your skills of:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related philosophical history lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained to answer questions about Plato's Allegory of the Cave
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about philosophical thought in a different light

Additional Learning

Review the associated lesson, Platonic Idealism: Plato and His Influence, so that you can fully appreciate Plato's legacy. This lesson contains material that will help you achieve the following objectives:

  • Discover different works by Plato
  • Fully grasp his importance
  • Identify key concepts in Plato's philosophy
  • Understand philosophical thought applying to broad issues such as politics