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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Critobulus worry about good men?
(a) They are deceiving the world.
(b) They have malicious intentions.
(c) They are only good due to wealth.
(d) They often quarrel and treat each other poorly.

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

3. What does Socrates argue no one has done because of him?
(a) Committed treason.
(b) Died.
(c) Stopped worshiping the gods.
(d) Deserted the army.

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

5. What did Socrates prophesy about in Chapter 1?
(a) The fall of Greece.
(b) Anytus' future.
(c) A victory in battle.
(d) His own fate.

6. When in his life is Xenophon reported to have written the memoirs?
(a) It is believed Xenophon wrote them late in his life.
(b) Xenophon reportedly wrote them as a young man.
(c) The memoirs are supposedly written posthumously.
(d) Xenophon did not do the writings himself.

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

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

9. According to Xenophon, who are examples of good men Socrates has taught?
(a) Critias and Alcibiades.
(b) Pericles and Meletus.
(c) Plato and himself.
(d) Crito and Cebes.

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

11. What does Socrates praise in a homily to show that he loved virtue?
(a) The sunshine.
(b) The Greek government.
(c) Money and power.
(d) The value of self-discipline.

12. 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 shame.
(d) He bears no ill will.

13. What does Book 2 show Socrates did?
(a) Encourage people to be violent.
(b) Commit blasphemy against the gods.
(c) Encourage his friends to be good.
(d) Promote civil unrest.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Socrates teach Crito in subsection 9?

2. What does the editor emphasize should not prevent you from using worldly goods?

3. What are the main charges against Socrates?

4. What is the main theme of the Memoirs?

5. What does Socrates say is the best defense he could have?

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