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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whom does Socrates have a discussion with about right conduct in subsection 4?
(a) Xenophon.
(b) Hippias of Elis.
(c) Plato.
(d) The Oracle of Delphi.

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

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

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

5. What did Socrates do as President of the Assembly?
(a) He barred illegal motions.
(b) Extorted the wealthy.
(c) He accepted bribes.
(d) Bullied others in the Assembly.

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

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

8. What does Socrates do to help Glaucon become a head of state?
(a) Sacrifices to the gods on his behalf.
(b) Places a bribe on his behalf.
(c) Supports him publicly.
(d) Instructs him to become wise.

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

10. Where does Chapter 3 take place?
(a) Socrates' grave.
(b) An abandoned temple.
(c) A shrine to the gods.
(d) An Athenian dinner party.

11. Whom does Socrates claim makes what is right into what is lawful?
(a) The Assembly.
(b) The teachers.
(c) The gods.
(d) The people.

12. 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.

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

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

15. What did the bachelors vow to do after seeing the couple's passionate kissing?
(a) To join the military.
(b) To get married.
(c) To avoid love at all costs.
(d) To become celibate.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What are the main themes of Chapter 3?

3. How does Hermogenes say he retains his friends?

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

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

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