Conversations of Socrates Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2, Memoirs of Socrates, Book I.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Plato think of Socrates' defense at the trial?
(a) It is based on falsehoods.
(b) It echoes his own thoughts.
(c) He has an arrogant tone.
(d) It is utter nonsense.

2. What additional virtue is Socrates credited with having?
(a) The virtue of silence.
(b) The ability to teach others.
(c) The ability to perform magic.
(d) He is a brilliant alchemist.

3. What did Meletus see Socrates doing?
(a) Starting to escape.
(b) Talking to spies.
(c) Eating on the holy day.
(d) Sacrificing to the gods.

4. What is Socrates' view on democracy?
(a) He had never heard of it.
(b) He thought it the best way to run a country.
(c) He thought it needed to be implemented instantly.
(d) He found it silly.

5. What did Socrates believe about the gods that led to his great respect for them?
(a) They were omniscient.
(b) They spoke to him continuously.
(c) He was equal to them.
(d) They protected him from harm.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Socrates' disposition as he is being led away?

2. What did Critias and Alcibiades control while under Socrates tutelage?

3. According to Xenophon, who are examples of good men Socrates has taught?

4. What does Socrates praise in a homily to show that he loved virtue?

5. What does the editor believe about the validity of the writings?

(see the answer key)

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