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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 was the young man focused on that Socrates questions in book 3?
(a) Money.
(b) Being popular.
(c) Becoming a Calvary officer.
(d) The letter of the law.

2. What does Socrates say about homosexuality?
(a) He is disgusted by the idea.
(b) It is a genetic defect.
(c) It is impure and debauchery.
(d) It is to be expected.

3. Whom does Socrates describe as soft?
(a) Charmides' children.
(b) The soldiers of Greece.
(c) Those that do not use their talents to serve their country.
(d) The police force in Athens.

4. What did the bachelors vow to do after seeing the couple's passionate kissing?
(a) To join the military.
(b) To get married.
(c) To become celibate.
(d) To avoid love at all costs.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In subsection 10, Socrates talks to _____________to show he cares for their interests.

2. According to Socrates, what happens to physical love as we age?

3. What does Hermogenes say drunkenness is in subsection six?

4. What does Socrates claim is easier about love for the mind?

5. What does Socrates say will allow Antisthenes to gain the needed capacities?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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