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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. Where does Chapter 3 take place?
2. How does Xenophon claim Socrates meet his death?
3. What does Socrates try and convince Dionysodorous of in Book 3?
4. What does Socrates tell Euthydemus about people without self-discipline?
5. How does Xenophon believe Socrates thought about all virtues?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Socrates claim his friends need to learn responsibility before any other virtue?
2. How do the men at the dinner party react to seeing the passionate kissing between Ariadne and Dionysus?
3. What do the men at the dinner party do in the sixth and seventh subsections of Chapter 3?
4. 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?
5. 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?
6. In the first subsection of Chapter 2, Book 4, what does Xenophon claim about spending time with Socrates?
7. What did Socrates tell Euthydemus about the nature of religiosity in subsection 6 of Chapter 2, Book 4?
8. What does Socrates say about being a good general?
9. What is Socrates' opinion of how courage is acquired?
10. Why does Euthydemus think himself wise, and what does Socrates conclude after conversing with him?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What role does religion play in "Conversations of Socrates"? Why is this important to the plot overall?
Essay Topic 2
Investigate "Conversations of Socrates" as an apologia. How does it adhere to and differ from the typical apologia? What changes could be made to mark it more clearly as an apologia? What changes could be made to prevent critics from classifying the book as an apologia?
Essay Topic 3
Find two conversations that address the same topic in this collection. Compare and contrast these two anecdotes.
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