© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.



by Thomas More

Utopia: Themes (For the Most Part) True or False

1. We can think of this theme as the one that started it all. Without it, we'd never have even heard about Utopia. -> Dissatisfaction
2. What theme makes more sense when you remember that More was writing not long after 1492? -> Exploration
3. What theme encapsulates the initial debate between More, Giles, and Hythloday? -> Political Philosophy
4. Utopians use gold to make their chamber pots! This can only be explained by the fact that they don't care about what? -> Wealth
5. Renaissance Europe mostly has monarchies. Utopia is a democracy. We might think of these as opposite ways of bestowing what? -> Power