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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What does Socrates tell Critobulus should be valued above all else?
(a) Good friends.
(b) Wealth.
(c) Power.
(d) Intelligence.

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) Wealth and slave owning.
(d) Time management and athletic ability.

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

6. Ultimately, what is Socrates' Defense?
(a) A guide to life.
(b) A work of religious greatness.
(c) A testament to hard work.
(d) A pamphlet as opposed to a book.

7. 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 as a deity.
(d) To show Socrates did not corrupt his friends.

8. 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.

9. 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) Met the Oracle of Delphi.
(d) Spoke to the gods.

10. What is free action according to the editor?
(a) Action that leads to free money.
(b) Action done recklessly and quickly.
(c) Action that chooses good and is not hampered by vice.
(d) An unattainable goal.

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

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

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

14. When did Socrates think about his defense?
(a) All of the time.
(b) For one week in a cell.
(c) When he was summoned for the trial.
(d) For three months prior to the trial.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Socrates claim he bears none of although his opponents do?

2. What is the main theme of the Memoirs?

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

4. What does the editor believe about the validity of the writings?

5. What does Hermogenes claim could be the outcome of the trial?

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