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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Socrates say is part of the job of a good general?
(a) Securing the happiness of his followers.
(b) Merciless killing.
(c) Spreading the teachings of the gods.
(d) Sacrificing himself to curry favor from the gods.

2. What event does Xenophon describe to begin his story?
(a) A great flood.
(b) The horse race at the Great Panathenaic Festival.
(c) A funeral for his father.
(d) A marriage he attended.

3. What does Socrates do to help people avoid mistakes and to teach others?
(a) He teaches them to lie.
(b) He removes them from society.
(c) He improves them through philosophical discussion.
(d) He scolds them when they make mistakes.

4. What does Xenophon feel Socrates could do based on individual's needs?
(a) Adjust his aid accordingly.
(b) Make the person a formidable soldier.
(c) Predict the person's future.
(d) Instruct the person in the ways of the gods.

5. What did Socrates do as President of the Assembly?
(a) Bullied others in the Assembly.
(b) Extorted the wealthy.
(c) He barred illegal motions.
(d) He accepted bribes.

6. Whom does Socrates wish to help in his conversation with Aristippus in subsection 8?
(a) Himself.
(b) Those listening to the conversation.
(c) The children of Aristippus.
(d) Aristippus.

7. Why did Euthydemus remove himself from the group according to Socrates?
(a) To gain a different perspective.
(b) To repent of his sins.
(c) To follow a different philosophy.
(d) To avoid embarrassment and learning.

8. What did the bachelors vow to do after seeing the couple's passionate kissing?
(a) To become celibate.
(b) To get married.
(c) To join the military.
(d) To avoid love at all costs.

9. Whom was Callias strongly attracted to in Chapter 3?
(a) The wife of his best friend.
(b) His own mother.
(c) The boy Autolycus.
(d) A ghost.

10. Socrates wanted his friends to be well-informed on ___________.
(a) The gods.
(b) Military strategy.
(c) His teachings.
(d) Many various subjects.

11. What made Euthydemus feel wise?
(a) He had made the decision to flee Greece.
(b) He had read the writings of poets and sages.
(c) He had a vision from the gods.
(d) He had battlefield skills..

12. What does Socrates try and convince Dionysodorous of in Book 3?
(a) He should have a more expansive view of his job.
(b) There is a plot against his life.
(c) He is meant to lead a revolt.
(d) There is no God.

13. What does Xenophon reveal to us about Theodote in subsection 11?
(a) She consorts with anyone persuasive.
(b) She is in love with him.
(c) She is very wealthy.
(d) She is a beacon of prudence.

14. How does Socrates defend his claim of pride in his ability as a pimp?
(a) He represents his clients pleasantly and speaks modestly.
(b) He has the largest following.
(c) He speaks with the most bravado.
(d) He has the most influence.

15. How does Socrates wish to speak of love in subsection eight?
(a) As a deity.
(b) As a cruel joke.
(c) As a childish dream.
(d) As an unfair game.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whom does Socrates have a discussion with about right conduct in subsection 4?

2. What was the first thing Socrates said his friends needed?

3. Socrates argues the gods are concerned with ____________.

4. What does Socrates do to Euthydemus to convince him he needs to be wiser?

5. How did Socrates help people when it came to religion?

(see the answer keys)

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