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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What was the young man focused on that Socrates questions in book 3?
(a) Being popular.
(b) Becoming a Calvary officer.
(c) The letter of the law.
(d) Money.

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

4. According to Socrates, what is one way to learn what is right?
(a) By following the laws of the state.
(b) By asking your parents.
(c) By trial and error.
(d) By doing wrong.

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

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

7. What does Socrates tell Euthydemus about people without self-discipline?
(a) They make great leaders.
(b) They rule the world.
(c) He should kill them.
(d) They are no better than beasts.

8. What does Socrates believe is part of living a well-ordered life?
(a) Drinking to excess.
(b) A vow of silence.
(c) Staying awake.
(d) Good eating.

9. How does Socrates teach people with good ambitions according to Xenophon in Book 3?
(a) He tells them a story of the devil.
(b) He tells them jokes.
(c) He teaches them to apply themselves.
(d) He lectures them constantly.

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

11. What does Socrates talk with Epigenes about in subsection 12?
(a) His poor physical condition.
(b) The afterlife.
(c) His snobby attitude.
(d) A job he has in mind for him.

12. Why did Dionysodorous come to Athens in Book 3?
(a) To seek financial help.
(b) To teach military command.
(c) To save his soul.
(d) To kill Socrates.

13. What does Hermogenes delight in?
(a) The ruination of others.
(b) Military victory.
(c) The stature he has attained.
(d) The goodness and influence of his friends.

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

15. How does Hermogenes say he retains his friends?
(a) By feeding them.
(b) By paying them.
(c) By praising them and returning their good works.
(d) By holding their money from them.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Niceratus proud he could do?

2. What made Euthydemus feel wise?

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

4. How did Socrates teach about morality and piety according to Xenophon?

5. Whom was Callias strongly attracted to in Chapter 3?

(see the answer keys)

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