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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How does Charmides act around the weakest of people according to Socrates?
(a) He speaks too loudly.
(b) He is too shy.
(c) He acts insane.
(d) He is too hard on them.

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

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

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

6. Charmides claims the combination of young beauty and music make him think of _____________.
(a) Love.
(b) Youth.
(c) Home.
(d) The gods.

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

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

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

10. 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.

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

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

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

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

15. What does Socrates believe you must do to be a good democratic administrator?
(a) You must be very sly.
(b) You must come from a wealthy family.
(c) You must curry favor from the gods.
(d) You must know the people well.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whom does Socrates have a discussion with about right conduct in subsection 4?

2. What is Socrates talking to Nicomachides about at the start of subsection 4?

3. Where does Chapter 3 take place?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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