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 have a discussion with about right conduct in subsection 4?

2. How did Socrates teach about morality and piety according to Xenophon?

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

4. What was the first thing Socrates said his friends needed?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Find two conversations that address the same topic in this collection. Compare and contrast these two anecdotes.

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

Choose one of the main themes in this book (charges against Socrates, Socrates' virtue, true good, love and responsibility) and detail its recurrences throughout the book. What does it add to the story? How does it affect the different individuals?

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