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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the person Socrates chided upset about?
(a) The infidelity of his wife.
(b) His place in life.
(c) Someone who did not return his greeting.
(d) The failure of his crops.

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

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

4. 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 believes Socrates is truly a good man.
(d) He is too drunk to walk home.

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

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

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

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

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

10. How does Socrates feel about Pericles (the younger)?
(a) He has high hopes for his generalship.
(b) He can't stand him.
(c) He would like to kill him.
(d) He believes him to be the most pious of all people.

11. What does Socrates argue men should rank over physical love?
(a) Love of parents.
(b) Love of God.
(c) Love of mind.
(d) Love of money.

12. What does Socrates do to Euthydemus to convince him he needs to be wiser?
(a) He confuses him in conversation.
(b) He tells him the gods told him so.
(c) He bests him in a fight.
(d) He speaks in tongues.

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

14. How does Xenophon claim Socrates reacted to authority?
(a) He was the authority.
(b) He obeyed it.
(c) He disregarded it.
(d) He openly rebelled against it.

15. 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 speaks with the most bravado.
(c) He has the largest following.
(d) He has the most influence.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Xenophon believe Socrates thought about all virtues?

2. Whom does Socrates wish to help in his conversation with Aristippus in subsection 8?

3. Socrates argues the gods are concerned with ____________.

4. Where does Socrates explain to Critobulus you can find beauty?

5. What does Socrates discuss with Charmides at the start of subsection 7?

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