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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 event was Xenophon hosting a party to celebrate in Chapter 3?
(a) His election to the Senate .
(b) His recent favors from the gods.
(c) Autolycus' victory in the pancration.
(d) A victorious battle by soldiers.

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

3. What does Socrates believe you must do to be a good democratic administrator?
(a) You must come from a wealthy family.
(b) You must curry favor from the gods.
(c) You must be very sly.
(d) You must know the people well.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the young man focused on that Socrates questions in book 3?

2. What features do not fade according to Socrates?

3. What does Hermogenes delight in?

4. What does Socrates say is part of the job of a good general?

5. Socrates claims that having physical love is no indication of ______________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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