Conversations of Socrates Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Where does Socrates explain to Critobulus you can find beauty?

3. What does Socrates focus on instead of what is good generally, at the close of Subsection 8?

4. How does Xenophon claim Socrates meet his death?

5. Socrates wanted his friends to be well-informed on ___________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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. 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?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How would the book be different if Xenophon felt that Socrates deserved to die?

Essay Topic 2

How does the third person point-of-view enhance and inhibit the story? How would this book be different if a different point of view were used?

Essay Topic 3

How are the different symbols used throughout "Conversations of Socrates" to represent abstract concepts? Detail and explain how the symbols are used to describe certain abstract concepts and which concepts they describe.

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