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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 conclude about the terms right and lawful?
(a) They have no relation to real life.
(b) They are opposites.
(c) He does not understand them.
(d) They have the same meaning.

2. What event does Xenophon describe to begin his story?
(a) A marriage he attended.
(b) A great flood.
(c) The horse race at the Great Panathenaic Festival.
(d) A funeral for his father.

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

4. Whom does Socrates have a discussion with about right conduct in subsection 4?
(a) The Oracle of Delphi.
(b) Plato.
(c) Hippias of Elis.
(d) Xenophon.

5. What does Socrates do to help Glaucon become a head of state?
(a) Sacrifices to the gods on his behalf.
(b) Supports him publicly.
(c) Instructs him to become wise.
(d) Places a bribe on his behalf.

Short Answer Questions

1. Socrates reasons the world was designed for ______________.

2. How does Socrates defend his claim of pride in his ability as a pimp?

3. Who comes to entertain the men at Callias' dinner?

4. Why did Dionysodorous come to Athens in Book 3?

5. Where does Chapter 3 take place?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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 eating in subsection 14 of Chapter 2, Book 3?

5. 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?

6. What is Socrates' opinion of how courage is acquired?

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

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

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

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

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