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

2. What does Socrates do to help people avoid mistakes and to teach others?
(a) He improves them through philosophical discussion.
(b) He scolds them when they make mistakes.
(c) He removes them from society.
(d) He teaches them to lie.

3. What does Socrates talk with Epigenes about in subsection 12?
(a) A job he has in mind for him.
(b) The afterlife.
(c) His snobby attitude.
(d) His poor physical condition.

4. According to Socrates, what happens to physical love as we age?
(a) It controls us.
(b) It grows stronger.
(c) We understand it better.
(d) We lose it.

5. What is Socrates talking to Nicomachides about at the start of subsection 4?
(a) His dying wish.
(b) The state of politics.
(c) Who the people appointed for a general.
(d) The unfairness of slavery.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does Socrates wish to speak of love in subsection eight?

3. What are you compelled to do if you admire the goodness of another according to Socrates?

4. What was Niceratus proud he could do?

5. What does Socrates argue men should rank over physical love?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Socrates learn about Theodote in Chapter 2, Book 3, Subsection 11, and how does he instruct her?

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

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

4. What did Socrates tell Euthydemus about the nature of religiosity in subsection 6 of Chapter 2, Book 4?

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

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

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

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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