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The Theory of Forms by Plato: Definition & Examples

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Where does ultimate reality reside, according to Plato?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of Plato's Forms?

2. Regarding Plato's Theory of Forms, can you and I ever create the Form of Square?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Theory of Forms is an important contribution to the study of philosophy; and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you evaluate your comprehension of the ideas surrounding this theory. Some topics you'll be quizzed on include the Realm of Forms and the Form of Square.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In the practice quiz, you'll be tested on the following topics:

  • Ultimate reality
  • Plato's definition of a Form
  • The role of humans in the Theory of Forms

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows students to work on the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Plato's Theory of Forms and the definition of a Form
  • Making connections - use understanding of Plato's Theory of Forms and the Form of Square to answer questions
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the characteristics of Plato's Forms

Additional Learning

For more about the concept of Forms, review the related lesson, The Theory of Forms by Plato: Definition, Lesson & Quiz. This lesson features the following objectives:

  • Define true reality and how it relates to the Realm of Forms
  • Differentiate between an abstract concept and what is defined as 'real'
  • Understand some examples of the Theory of Forms using the Form of Square and the Form of Green
  • Understand how Plato's Theory of Forms influenced his other philosophies
  • Know how Forms are described
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