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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 have malicious intentions.
(b) They are deceiving the world.
(c) They often quarrel and treat each other poorly.
(d) They are only good due to wealth.

2. What does Socrates tell Critobulus he should do to deserve good people in his life?
(a) Make himself a good man.
(b) Ignore the views of the government.
(c) Buy his friends.
(d) Sacrifice himself to the gods.

3. What behavior of Critias and Alcibiades did Socrates not approve of?
(a) Their exotic dress.
(b) Performing executions.
(c) Their use of alcohol.
(d) Singing in public.

4. Whom does Socrates reference when illustrating his beliefs on suffering?
(a) He references Plato.
(b) He references Heracles.
(c) He references Xenophon.
(d) He references Meletus.

5. What makes the Memoirs of Socrates hard to date?
(a) The document is in pieces.
(b) Socrates himself denounced the writings.
(c) It is written with horrible grammar.
(d) The conversations are poorly organized.

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

7. How does Socrates view suffering through free action?
(a) It is better than involuntary suffering.
(b) You should inflict suffering on others to counteract it.
(c) It is inevitable.
(d) It is better to suffer with others.

8. 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.

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

10. According to Socrates, why was he not introducing new deities?
(a) He had heard of the new deities from foreigners.
(b) One of the gods had spoken to him.
(c) He refused to give a reason.
(d) He had a prophetic dream.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to Socrates,what has not corrupted the youth?

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

4. Socrates believes Lamprocles has ample reason to be grateful to _____________.

5. What does Xenophon argue Socrates could not lead people to do?

(see the answer keys)

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