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Multiple Choice Questions

1. At the start of subsection 3, whom does Socrates advise according to Xenophon?
(a) Plato.
(b) His nieces and nephews.
(c) The Oracle of Delphi.
(d) Two brothers, Chaerephon and Chaerecrates.

2. According to Socrates,what has not corrupted the youth?
(a) The texts they have read.
(b) The food they eat.
(c) The government.
(d) His practice of virtue.

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

4. 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.

5. Whom is Lamprocles becoming angry with that causes Socrates to teach him?
(a) His brother.
(b) The gods.
(c) His mother.
(d) The government.

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

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

8. Socrates believes Lamprocles has ample reason to be grateful to _____________.
(a) The gods.
(b) His employer.
(c) The dead.
(d) Xanthippe.

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

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

11. What does the editor emphasize should not prevent you from using worldly goods?
(a) The thoughts of other people.
(b) The amount of money you have.
(c) The virtue of self-discipline.
(d) The government.

12. What is Xenophon confused by in the first subsection of Book 1?
(a) The meaning Socrates is trying to convey.
(b) The military presence surrounding Socrates.
(c) The importance of Socrates' trial.
(d) The accusation that Socrates is guilty of the charges.

13. What did the gods oppose Socrates doing in his own view?
(a) Dreaming.
(b) Working on his defense.
(c) Showing humility.
(d) Using force to defend himself.

14. What were Socrates' friends doing that mystified him?
(a) Praying for his release.
(b) Crying as he was led away.
(c) Calling him God.
(d) Chanting his name.

15. How does Xenophon divide the Memoirs of Socrates?
(a) He doesn't divide it all.
(b) Into eight books with four chapters each.
(c) Directly in half.
(d) Into four books of largely the same length.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Alcibiades have a discussion with about the nature of law?

2. How did Critias and Alcibiades do great damage to Athens?

3. What behavior of Critias and Alcibiades did Socrates not approve of?

4. What did Socrates encourage people to do?

5. What makes the Memoirs of Socrates hard to date?

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