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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Socrates reasons the world was designed for ______________.
(a) The strong and mighty.
(b) His personal gain.
(c) Testing man's resilience.
(d) The good of man.

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

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

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

5. How does Xenophon claim Socrates meet his death?
(a) As a cowardly man.
(b) As a repentant man.
(c) As a noble man.
(d) As a foolish man.

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

7. What does Socrates conclude about the terms right and lawful?
(a) They have no relation to real life.
(b) He does not understand them.
(c) They have the same meaning.
(d) They are opposites.

8. What event was Xenophon hosting a party to celebrate in Chapter 3?
(a) His recent favors from the gods.
(b) His election to the Senate .
(c) A victorious battle by soldiers.
(d) Autolycus' victory in the pancration.

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

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

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

12. What does Socrates claim is easier about love for the mind?
(a) It requires little work.
(b) It is easier to reciprocate.
(c) It is easier to fake.
(d) It is easier to live without.

13. What are you compelled to do if you admire the goodness of another according to Socrates?
(a) Question their motives.
(b) Repent your sins.
(c) Act well to preserve the beloved's goodness.
(d) Act violently towards others.

14. How does Xenophon believe Socrates thought about all virtues?
(a) They are beyond human comprehension.
(b) They are the same.
(c) He was above them.
(d) They are a myth.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Socrates argue men should rank over physical love?

2. Whom does Socrates describe as soft?

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

4. What does Socrates focus on instead of what is good generally, at the close of Subsection 8?

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

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