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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 first thing Socrates said his friends needed?
(a) Responsibility.
(b) Shelter.
(c) Slaves.
(d) Money.

2. What was Niceratus proud he could do?
(a) Make women love him.
(b) Recite all of the Iliad and the Odyssey.
(c) Run the fastest.
(d) Juggle.

3. What does Socrates conclude about the terms right and lawful?
(a) They have the same meaning.
(b) He does not understand them.
(c) They are opposites.
(d) They have no relation to real life.

4. How does Socrates teach people with good ambitions according to Xenophon in Book 3?
(a) He tells them jokes.
(b) He lectures them constantly.
(c) He teaches them to apply themselves.
(d) He tells them a story of the devil.

5. What was the person Socrates chided upset about?
(a) The failure of his crops.
(b) Someone who did not return his greeting.
(c) The infidelity of his wife.
(d) His place in life.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What does Socrates discuss with Charmides at the start of subsection 7?

4. Why did Dionysodorous come to Athens in Book 3?

5. What does Socrates believe is part of living a well-ordered life?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What does Socrates tell Charmides about his use of his administrative abilities?

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

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