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Plato Quiz

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Plato lived in what Geek polis which was famous for producing scholars?
Sozopolis
Sparta
Macedon
Athens

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Plato was alive during what period of Ancient Greece which was known for its cultural advancements?
The Hellenistic Period
The Archaic Period
The Alexandren Period
The Classical Period

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What is the name of the great Greek philosopher who trained Plato and whose philosophies Plato recorded?
Homer
Eusipenes
Socrates
Thurydides

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What is the dialectic language of Classical Ancient Athens which Plato spoke and wrote in?
Autrin Greek
Melmin Greek
Attic Greek
Irin Greek

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Plato recorded the philosophical dialogues of Socrates. Socrates didn't write down his own dialogues for what reason?
Socrates was blind.
Socrates believed written language was bad for philosophy since it couldn't argue effectively.
Socrates had his hands removed for speaking out against the ruling class.
Socrates thought writing would literally imprison one's soul into paper.

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Plato's writings helped pioneer what form of writing which emphasized a philosophical dialogue between two conflicting viewpoints?
Dialectic
Ponse-Villes
Aristotelian Engagement
Tuning

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Which form of logical thought did Plato use which focused more on theoretical ideas and values without necessarily taking into account the practical application of those ideas?
Full reason
High reason
Pure reason
Free reason

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What is the name of the famous student of Plato who also became a great philosopher and who mentored the young Alexander the Great into becoming a well-rounded ruler?
Agrippa
Homer
Thucydides
Aristotle

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What is the name of Plato's idea that all physical objects we can perceive are imperfect creations that are attempts at capturing a perfect idealized version of itself?
The Theory of Hippocras
The Theory of the Forms
The Theory of the Red Chair
The Theory of Theseus's Ship

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What is the name of the famous education institution which Plato founded in Athens in 387 B.C.?
The Lyceum
The Academy
The Acropolis
The Platonas

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In Plato's Allegory of the Chariot, one horse pulling the human mind is representative of passionate desires, the other is morality, and what does the human trying to control them represent?
Logic
Mercy
Lust
Regret

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What is the name of the philosophical question which Plato grappled with that asked whether or not the qualities of physical objects could exist outside of the relationship between those objects?
The Understanding of Matter
The Issue of Qualities
The Problem of Universals
The Question of Constants

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What is the name of the Socratic text by Plato which focused on the philosophy of how to make a just society through being just men and building a just government?
Republic
Authority
Governor
Liberty

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What was the name of Plato's allegory that said the unenlightened mind sees things as if staring at the shadows they cast on a wall rather than seeing the things themselves?
The Allegory of the Shade
The Allegory of the Illusions
The Allegory of the Sun
The Allegory of the Cave

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What is the name of this famous philosopher and early scholar of the Christian faith who took direct inspiration from Plato to write his foundational teachings on the Christian dogma?
Augustine
Thomas Aquinas
Regulus
Gregory

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