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

2. What was the person Socrates chided upset about?
(a) The failure of his crops.
(b) The infidelity of his wife.
(c) His place in life.
(d) Someone who did not return his greeting.

3. How does Xenophon believe Socrates thought about all virtues?
(a) They are a myth.
(b) They are the same.
(c) They are beyond human comprehension.
(d) He was above them.

4. What made Euthydemus feel wise?
(a) He had battlefield skills..
(b) He had made the decision to flee Greece.
(c) He had a vision from the gods.
(d) He had read the writings of poets and sages.

5. How does Socrates feel about Pericles (the younger)?
(a) He believes him to be the most pious of all people.
(b) He has high hopes for his generalship.
(c) He would like to kill him.
(d) He can't stand him.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does Socrates teach people with good ambitions according to Xenophon in Book 3?

3. What does Socrates do to help people avoid mistakes and to teach others?

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

5. What does Socrates claim all of the men should demonstrate?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Socrates proud and how does he defend his claim?

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

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

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

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

6. What does Socrates say about being a good general?

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

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

9. 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?

10. How do the men at the dinner party react to seeing the passionate kissing between Ariadne and Dionysus?

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