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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the second subsection of Book 1, what does Xenophon deny Socrates has done?
(a) Spoke to the gods.
(b) Met the Oracle of Delphi.
(c) Bribed him for protection.
(d) Had a negative effect on the youth.

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

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

4. Who is Hermogenes' father?
(a) Hipponicus.
(b) Socrates.
(c) Plato.
(d) Xenophon.

5. What is the general point of Book 2?
(a) To show Socrates as a deity.
(b) To show Socrates did not corrupt his friends.
(c) To show how Socrates could not be trusted.
(d) To show the weaknesses in Socrates' logic.

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

7. Why does the Editor present Socrates Defense first?
(a) He thought it was too long to be at the end.
(b) He did not place it there; it is at the end.
(c) He believes it is Xenophon's first Socratic dialogue.
(d) He believes it will catch the reader's attention.

8. What had Socrates decided that made him appear arrogant, according to Xenophon?
(a) He could outwit Xenophon.
(b) He could bribe his way out of the trial.
(c) Death was better than life.
(d) He was far superior to everyone there.

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

10. Subsection 8 shows Socrates interacting with ___________.
(a) Revolutionaries.
(b) New deities.
(c) His friend Eutherus.
(d) A young beggar on the street.

11. What does Xenophon argue the city of Athens should do to Socrates?
(a) Execute him.
(b) Praise him for his good deeds.
(c) Banish him from the city.
(d) Revere him as a god.

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

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

14. What is Crito able to use to his advantage in subsection 9?
(a) His telepathic powers.
(b) His friendship with Archedemus.
(c) His extreme strength.
(d) His social status.

15. How do the books show Socrates delivering his message to people?
(a) He writes people letters.
(b) He uses a series of paintings.
(c) He uses homilies to deliver his message.
(d) He delivers his message through song.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Socrates believe most people undervalue?

2. How does Socrates teach his associates they should act in respect to food, drink, sex, and sleep?

3. What does Socrates tell Critobulus should be valued above all else?

4. What does the author point out about his Socratic writings in Chapter 1?

5. Who brought the charges against Socrates?

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