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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Socrates discuss with Charmides at the start of subsection 7?
(a) How to become wealthy.
(b) Crimes of passion.
(c) Their plans to take over the world.
(d) How to win in athletic competitions.

2. What does Socrates praise Euthydemus for in spite of previously chiding him?
(a) His cooking ability.
(b) His tidy house.
(c) His generous gift.
(d) His interest in achieving wisdom.

3. What does Socrates believe about courage?
(a) It is his greatest virtue.
(b) It does not exist.
(c) It is largely innate but can be learned.
(d) It is solely a learned trait.

4. According to Socrates, what happens to physical love as we age?
(a) It controls us.
(b) It grows stronger.
(c) We lose it.
(d) We understand it better.

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

6. What does Socrates believe the Athenians should do?
(a) Go on the offensive.
(b) Recover their ancestral forms of life.
(c) Repent of their sins.
(d) Relocate the city.

7. What are the main themes of Chapter 3?
(a) The love affair of Xenophon.
(b) Revolt is the only answer.
(c) Socrates should be remembered as a god.
(d) The nature of love and Socrates' ideal true goodness.

8. What does Socrates say about homosexuality?
(a) It is impure and debauchery.
(b) He is disgusted by the idea.
(c) It is a genetic defect.
(d) It is to be expected.

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

10. What does Xenophon claim no one should believe about Socrates?
(a) He made valid points.
(b) He cared for people.
(c) He made false claims about the divine.
(d) He was an intelligent man.

11. What does Socrates focus on instead of what is good generally, at the close of Subsection 8?
(a) He focuses on the good he has done.
(b) He focuses on his godly nature.
(c) He focuses on what things are good for what purpose.
(d) He focuses on the evils of his fellow man.

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

13. Socrates claims that having physical love is no indication of ______________.
(a) Your intelligence.
(b) Your general health.
(c) Virtue of any kind.
(d) Your goals in life.

14. What features do not fade according to Socrates?
(a) Those we do not have.
(b) Those which come from loving a person's mind.
(c) Those which we do not use.
(d) Those we alter.

15. What does Socrates question Theodote about?
(a) Her thoughts on marriage.
(b) Her allegiance to Greece.
(c) How she finds friends.
(d) Her religious practices.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does Socrates feel about Pericles (the younger)?

3. What does Aristippus try to trap Socrates into claiming?

4. How does Xenophon claim Socrates meet his death?

5. How does Socrates wish to speak of love in subsection eight?

(see the answer keys)

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