The Republic by Plato: Summary & Explanation


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Plato was the student of this earlier Greek philosopher, who is also a key figure in most of his books:

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1. In The Republic, Plato details the creation of a just city that has the following virtues or qualities that are also shared by its people: moderation, courage, justice, and _____.

2. Book Seven of The Republic is where Socrates explains the value of this in his cave analogy:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will display your knowledge of Plato and The Republic. While taking the quiz, you will be tested on the main speaker in the book and types of government.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Dialects
  • Four contemporary types of government
  • Most important measure of a government
  • Main speaker in The Republic

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Plato
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about The Republic
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding different forms of government and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about Plato, review the accompanying lesson called The Republic by Plato: Summary & Explanation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details Plato's thoughts on government
  • Defines dialects
  • Explains the creation of The Republic
  • Covers the various forms of government