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

2. What does Hermogenes delight in?
(a) The goodness and influence of his friends.
(b) Military victory.
(c) The ruination of others.
(d) The stature he has attained.

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

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

5. Where does Socrates explain to Critobulus you can find beauty?
(a) In no one.
(b) In many things as well as people.
(c) In simple farming.
(d) In death.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Socrates focus on instead of what is good generally, at the close of Subsection 8?

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

3. What does Socrates believe about courage?

4. How does Xenophon claim Socrates reacted to authority?

5. Socrates wanted his friends to be well-informed on ___________.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How did Socrates improve his associates through philosophical discussion?

3. Describe Socrates conversation with Pericles in the fifth subsection of Chapter 2, Book 3.

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

5. How does Xenophon demonstrate that Socrates displayed his conception of morality and piety by following it in the fourth subsection of Chapter 2, Book 4?

6. What do the men at the dinner party claim as the reasons for their pride, and what happens when the men discuss the value of what each man claims to possess?

7. Why does Euthydemus think himself wise, and what does Socrates conclude after conversing with him?

8. Describe Socrates conversation about self-discipline with Euthydemus.

9. Why does Socrates claim his friends need to learn responsibility before any other virtue?

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

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