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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 say is part of the job of a good general?
(a) Merciless killing.
(b) Securing the happiness of his followers.
(c) Spreading the teachings of the gods.
(d) Sacrificing himself to curry favor from the gods.

2. What does Socrates tell Euthydemus about people without self-discipline?
(a) They rule the world.
(b) They are no better than beasts.
(c) They make great leaders.
(d) He should kill them.

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

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

5. What does Socrates believe about courage?
(a) It is largely innate but can be learned.
(b) It is his greatest virtue.
(c) It does not exist.
(d) It is solely a learned trait.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Whom does Socrates wish to help in his conversation with Aristippus in subsection 8?

3. What does Socrates do to help people avoid mistakes and to teach others?

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

5. What was Niceratus proud he could do?

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 claim about the difference between physical love and love of the mind in Chapter 3?

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

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

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

7. How do the men at the dinner party react to seeing the passionate kissing between Ariadne and Dionysus?

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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