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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is the main theme of the Memoirs?
(a) Socrates is always correct.
(b) The ideal of the true good.
(c) God does not exist.
(d) Its not what you know; it's who you know.
2. What does Socrates argue no one has done because of him?
(b) Committed treason.
(c) Stopped worshiping the gods.
(d) Deserted the army.
3. What is Xenophon explaining at the onset of subsection 4?
(a) Reasons to execute Socrates.
(b) Socrates' views on friendship.
(c) An argument he had with Plato.
(d) His role in the trial of Socrates.
4. What does Socrates tell Critobulus he should do to deserve good people in his life?
(a) Make himself a good man.
(b) Sacrifice himself to the gods.
(c) Ignore the views of the government.
(d) Buy his friends.
5. Whom does Socrates reference when illustrating his beliefs on suffering?
(a) He references Plato.
(b) He references Meletus.
(c) He references Xenophon.
(d) He references Heracles.
Short Answer Questions
1. How do the books show Socrates delivering his message to people?
2. What is the general point of Book 2?
3. How does Xenophon divide the Memoirs of Socrates?
4. What is the problem with the refugees Aristarchus is housing?
5. What is Socrates' disposition as he is being led away?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Socrates' conversation with Antiphon serve to demonstrate that Socrates loved virtue?
2. How did Socrates' instruction benefit Crito in subsection 9 of Chapter 2, Book 2?
3. Why is Memoirs of Socrates hard to date? What does the editor believe about the validity of the piece?
4. According to the editor how does Xenophon's "Conversations of Socrates" compare to Plato's "Apology"?
5. How does Socrates help Aristarchus sort through ignorance and deficiencies?
6. Describe the conversation between Pericles and Alcibiades in subsection 2 of Chapter 2, Book 1.
7. How did Socrates act out of public piety to show his students how to live good lives?
8. How does Socrates' conversation with Aristippus illustrate that he encouraged his friends to be self-disciplined with regard to their bodily desires?
9. What does Socrates tell his oldest son when Lamprodes is angry with his mother Xanthippe?
10. How does Socrates open his defense, and how does he refer to the Oracle of Delphi as part of his argument?
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