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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Socrates encourage people to do?
(a) Enjoy their worldly possessions.
(b) Rebel against the government.
(c) Denounce false gods.
(d) Follow what they thought was right and develop their talents.

2. At the start of subsection 7, what does Xenophon relate Socrates has done for his friends?
(a) Helped them through difficulties.
(b) Spoken for them.
(c) Burdened them.
(d) Provided them with entertainment.

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

4. What is Socrates' disposition as he is being led away?
(a) He is cheerful.
(b) He is extremely sad.
(c) He is overcome with rage.
(d) He is trembling.

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

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

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

8. What does Xenophon report he overheard Socrates telling a friend?
(a) To always honor the gods.
(b) To avoid worshipping the gods.
(c) To work harder.
(d) To not be distressed by poverty.

9. Subsection 8 shows Socrates interacting with ___________.
(a) His friend Eutherus.
(b) New deities.
(c) Revolutionaries.
(d) A young beggar on the street.

10. What does the author point out about his Socratic writings in Chapter 1?
(a) They were written with the express purpose of defending Socrates.
(b) They are not his best work.
(c) He plagiarized large portions of it.
(d) They are meant to slander Socrates.

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

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

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

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

15. What does Socrates believe most people undervalue?
(a) A hard day's work.
(b) Their civic duty.
(c) Religion.
(d) Their friends.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Xenophon explaining at the onset of subsection 4?

2. When did Socrates think about his defense?

3. According to Socrates, why was he not introducing new deities?

4. What does Socrates tell Critobulus he should do to deserve good people in his life?

5. Why does the Editor present Socrates Defense first?

(see the answer keys)

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