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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Socrates claim he bears none of although his opponents do?
(a) He bears no burden of proof.
(b) He bears no false witness.
(c) He bears no ill will.
(d) He bears no shame.

2. Whom does Socrates reference when illustrating his beliefs on suffering?
(a) He references Plato.
(b) He references Xenophon.
(c) He references Meletus.
(d) He references Heracles.

3. What does the editor believe about the validity of the writings?
(a) They are meant to be laughed at.
(b) The writings are quasi-fictional.
(c) The writings are a hoax.
(d) They are completely accurate.

4. What are the standards of virtue as seen by Socrates?
(a) Patience is the only virtue according to Socrates.
(b) Wealth and slave owning.
(c) Wisdom, justice, self-control, and piety.
(d) Time management and athletic ability.

5. What does Xenophon discuss with Critobulus in Subsection 6?
(a) A book he had read.
(b) His fear of death.
(c) How one should acquire friends.
(d) The fate of Socrates.

6. Why does Socrates believe he is rich when Antiphon questions his modest lifestyle?
(a) The notoriety he has attained.
(b) He has the favor of the gods.
(c) The money he has hidden.
(d) His philosophical pursuits.

7. How did Critias and Alcibiades do great damage to Athens?
(a) As oligarchs.
(b) Committing treason.
(c) They started a fire.
(d) Releasing animals from their cages.

8. How does Socrates teach his associates they should act in respect to food, drink, sex, and sleep?
(a) They should fear them.
(b) They should disregard these vices as unnecessary.
(c) They should live to excess.
(d) They should be self-disciplined.

9. What does Socrates say is the best defense he could have?
(a) His cunning and wit.
(b) His fists.
(c) A pocketful of money.
(d) Having done nothing wrong.

10. What does Socrates teach Crito in subsection 9?
(a) A new recipe for wine.
(b) How to sing.
(c) How to find refuge from social interaction.
(d) How to escape from prison.

11. What is Socrates' disposition as he is being led away?
(a) He is trembling.
(b) He is extremely sad.
(c) He is overcome with rage.
(d) He is cheerful.

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

13. What does Socrates believe most people undervalue?
(a) Their civic duty.
(b) Their friends.
(c) Religion.
(d) A hard day's work.

14. What makes the Memoirs of Socrates hard to date?
(a) It is written with horrible grammar.
(b) Socrates himself denounced the writings.
(c) The conversations are poorly organized.
(d) The document is in pieces.

15. What is the problem with the refugees Aristarchus is housing?
(a) They are drunk all of the time.
(b) They are a rowdy bunch.
(c) They do not work.
(d) They refuse to bathe.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Socrates argue no one has done because of him?

2. What is Xenophon explaining at the onset of subsection 4?

3. When did Socrates think about his defense?

4. Subsection 8 shows Socrates interacting with ___________.

5. What is the main theme of the Memoirs?

(see the answer keys)

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