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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. How did Socrates teach about morality and piety according to Xenophon?
(a) By writing songs.
(b) By teaching and following it.
(c) With complicated metaphors.
(d) By setting an example of what not to do.

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

3. What does Socrates question Theodote about?
(a) How she finds friends.
(b) Her allegiance to Greece.
(c) Her thoughts on marriage.
(d) Her religious practices.

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

5. What does Socrates do to Euthydemus to convince him he needs to be wiser?
(a) He tells him the gods told him so.
(b) He confuses him in conversation.
(c) He bests him in a fight.
(d) He speaks in tongues.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Whom does Socrates have a discussion with about right conduct in subsection 4?

3. What did the bachelors vow to do after seeing the couple's passionate kissing?

4. How did Socrates help people when it came to religion?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. How does Socrates try to convince Nicomachides that Antisthenes can succeed as a general?

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

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