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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What is Socrates talking to Nicomachides about at the start of subsection 4?
(a) The unfairness of slavery.
(b) The state of politics.
(c) Who the people appointed for a general.
(d) His dying wish.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Socrates question Theodote about?

2. Who comes to entertain the men at Callias' dinner?

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

4. What does Hermogenes delight in?

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

(see the answer keys)

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