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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Xenophon argue that Socrates has never done?
(a) Sacrificed to the gods.
(b) Obeyed laws.
(c) Listened to others.
(d) Uttered a heretical word.

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

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

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

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

9. What is Socrates' view on democracy?
(a) He thought it the best way to run a country.
(b) He thought it needed to be implemented instantly.
(c) He had never heard of it.
(d) He found it silly.

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

11. What are the main charges against Socrates?
(a) Freeing prisoners from jail, disrespecting the State in public, and theft of money.
(b) Not recognizing the gods of the State, introducing new deities, and corrupting the young.
(c) Treason against the State, kidnapping of a princess, and defiling a temple.
(d) Revolutionary writings, murder of three men, and sacrificing too little to the gods.

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

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

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

15. What did Socrates not encourage his students to do?
(a) Pay taxes.
(b) Join the military.
(c) Read other teachings besides his.
(d) Become tyrants.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Socrates encourage people to do?

2. What does Socrates praise in a homily to show that he loved virtue?

3. What does Socrates teach Crito in subsection 9?

4. What is free action according to the editor?

5. What is the main theme of the Memoirs?

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