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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Xenophon argue Socrates could not lead people to do?
(a) Commit sacrilege.
(b) Lead a revolt in Athens.
(c) Work in his garden.
(d) Completely live in a truly good fashion.

2. Who brought the charges against Socrates?
(a) Plato and his followers.
(b) The Oracle of Delphi.
(c) The Athenian people led by Meletus.
(d) The Spartans led by Xenophon.

3. What does Meletus claim Socrates caused the youth to do?
(a) Listen to him and not their parents.
(b) Destroy holy relics.
(c) End their own lives.
(d) Rebel against the government.

4. What did Critias and Alcibiades control while under Socrates tutelage?
(a) The fate of all of Greece.
(b) All the wealth in Athens.
(c) Socrates' finances.
(d) Their natural vices.

5. How does Socrates argue one can modify someone else's behavior?
(a) By force.
(b) By ignoring them until they change.
(c) By deserting them.
(d) By providing behavior incentives.

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

7. What is the main theme compared to in Chapter 2?
(a) The golden rule.
(b) Religious tenets from around the globe.
(c) An ancient text of the Phoenicians.
(d) Being a gentleman.

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. How did Socrates benefit his associates and friends?
(a) He gave them money.
(b) He amused them.
(c) He protected them with military power.
(d) Through example and conversation.

15. Why does Socrates tell Aristodemus the gods deserve esteem?
(a) They had given men knowledge and a mind.
(b) It was the law to regard them with esteem.
(c) They made sure you had food.
(d) The gods told him personally.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Critobulus worry about good men?

2. What did the gods oppose Socrates doing in his own view?

3. When in his life is Xenophon reported to have written the memoirs?

4. What is free action according to the editor?

5. Ultimately, what is Socrates' Defense?

(see the answer keys)

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