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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Whom does Socrates describe as soft?
(a) Charmides' children.
(b) The police force in Athens.
(c) The soldiers of Greece.
(d) Those that do not use their talents to serve their country.

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

5. How does Xenophon feel about spending time with Socrates?
(a) He wishes to be elsewhere.
(b) He feels it is a privilege.
(c) He loathes it.
(d) He feels it is always a service.

6. What did Socrates do to make his friends more efficient?
(a) Gave them better tools.
(b) Freed them from all labor.
(c) Urged them to have self-discipline.
(d) Did their work for them.

7. How did Socrates teach about morality and piety according to Xenophon?
(a) By writing songs.
(b) With complicated metaphors.
(c) By setting an example of what not to do.
(d) By teaching and following it.

8. In subsection 10, Socrates talks to _____________to show he cares for their interests.
(a) Teachers.
(b) Craftsmen.
(c) Generals.
(d) Beggars.

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

10. What does Hermogenes say drunkenness is in subsection six?
(a) Annoying one's companions.
(b) The best way to live life.
(c) A horrific crime.
(d) Man's only solace.

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

12. What does Lycon tell Socrates as he is leaving after the discussion?
(a) He thinks Socrates is a fool.
(b) He is in love with him.
(c) He is too drunk to walk home.
(d) He believes Socrates is truly a good man.

13. How did Socrates help people when it came to religion?
(a) He warned them to stay away from it.
(b) He helped them think clearly about it.
(c) He freed them from its bondage.
(d) He showed them the gods in person.

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

15. What does Socrates claim all of the men should demonstrate?
(a) Their athletic prowess.
(b) Their piety.
(c) The value of what they claim to possess.
(d) Their devotion to Greece.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Xenophon claim Socrates meet his death?

2. What does Socrates try and convince Dionysodorous of in Book 3?

3. What does Socrates conclude about the terms right and lawful?

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

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

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