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

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

3. What does Socrates say will allow Antisthenes to gain the needed capacities?
(a) His focus on winning.
(b) His fearlessness.
(c) His charisma.
(d) His piety.

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

5. What does Socrates claim is easier about love for the mind?
(a) It requires little work.
(b) It is easier to live without.
(c) It is easier to reciprocate.
(d) It is easier to fake.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does Charmides act around the weakest of people according to Socrates?

3. Charmides claims the combination of young beauty and music make him think of _____________.

4. What does Socrates believe you must do to be a good democratic administrator?

5. Whom does Socrates describe as soft?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Socrates say about eating in subsection 14 of Chapter 2, Book 3?

2. What does Socrates learn about Theodote in Chapter 2, Book 3, Subsection 11, and how does he instruct her?

3. Describe the conversation about beauty between Socrates and Critobulus in Chapter 3, subsection 5.

4. What does Socrates tell Charmides about his use of his administrative abilities?

5. How does the dinner party of Chapter 3 come to be?

6. What do the men at the dinner party do in the sixth and seventh subsections of Chapter 3?

7. How does Xenophon justify his claim that Socrates was so devout that he did nothing without divine sanction?

8. Why does Socrates tell Epigenes that he should be concerned about being in poor physical condition?

9. What does Socrates claim about the difference between physical love and love of the mind in Chapter 3?

10. In the first subsection of Chapter 2, Book 4, what does Xenophon claim about spending time with Socrates?

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