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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 are the main themes of Chapter 3?
(a) Socrates should be remembered as a god.
(b) The nature of love and Socrates' ideal true goodness.
(c) The love affair of Xenophon.
(d) Revolt is the only answer.

2. What does Socrates do to Euthydemus to convince him he needs to be wiser?
(a) He speaks in tongues.
(b) He bests him in a fight.
(c) He confuses him in conversation.
(d) He tells him the gods told him so.

3. 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 gain a different perspective.
(d) To avoid embarrassment and learning.

4. Socrates wanted his friends to be well-informed on ___________.
(a) Many various subjects.
(b) His teachings.
(c) The gods.
(d) Military strategy.

5. How did Socrates teach about morality and piety according to Xenophon?
(a) By teaching and following it.
(b) By setting an example of what not to do.
(c) By writing songs.
(d) With complicated metaphors.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whom does Socrates claim makes what is right into what is lawful?

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

3. What does Socrates praise Euthydemus for in spite of previously chiding him?

4. Whom does Socrates have a discussion with about right conduct in subsection 4?

5. What is Socrates talking to Nicomachides about at the start of subsection 4?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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