Classical Philosophers: Political Ideas & Influence


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Which was NOT a Greek philosopher, but was a supporter of Roman republicanism?

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1. Who wrote the Republic and formulated the Theory of Forms?

2. Who was sentenced to death for 'teaching atheism' and forced to drink poison (hemlock juice)?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

One of the greatest contributions to the classical world was the advent of classical philosophical thought. If you would like to test your knowledge on some of the major philosophers from the classical era and their contributions to the modern world, you can answer the questions found in this online quiz and worksheet. Questions will cover different philosophers and philosophical ideas.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answering these questions will test how well you understand:

  • Greek philosophers
  • The Republic
  • The Renaissance
  • Influential philosophical views

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - answer these quiz and worksheet questions to make sure that you remember who wrote The Republic
  • Reading comprehension - test your understanding of some major theories and ideas from classical philosophy
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge of classical philosophy by answering questions about the lives of specific philosophers from this era

Additional Learning

Get even more facts on this subject by reading the associated lesson called Classical Philosophers: Political Ideas & Influence. Included in this lesson are facts on:

  • Why philosophy is important
  • The Socratic Method
  • Plato
  • Aristotle