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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. Socrates argues the gods are concerned with ____________.
(a) Power and might.
(b) The government.
(c) Human welfare.
(d) Their own splendor.

2. How does Socrates teach people with good ambitions according to Xenophon in Book 3?
(a) He tells them a story of the devil.
(b) He tells them jokes.
(c) He teaches them to apply themselves.
(d) He lectures them constantly.

3. What features do not fade according to Socrates?
(a) Those we alter.
(b) Those which come from loving a person's mind.
(c) Those we do not have.
(d) Those which we do not use.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the person Socrates chided upset about?

2. What was the first thing Socrates said his friends needed?

3. How does Socrates feel about Pericles (the younger)?

4. What does Socrates talk with Epigenes about in subsection 12?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Socrates tell his companions at the dinner party about love in subsection 8 of Chapter 3?

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. How does Socrates try to convince Nicomachides that Antisthenes can succeed as a general?

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