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. What does Hermogenes say drunkenness is in subsection six?

2. What does Aristippus try to trap Socrates into claiming?

3. Who comes to entertain the men at Callias' dinner?

4. What does Socrates say about homosexuality?

5. How does Xenophon feel about spending time with Socrates?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Describe the conversation about beauty between Socrates and Critobulus in Chapter 3, subsection 5.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How is foreshadowing used in "Conversations of Socrates"? Choose one major instance of foreshadowing and follow it through the book, finishing with how the event is fulfilled.

Essay Topic 2

How does Xenophon show that Socrates was a good man, and why does he feel this is important?

Essay Topic 3

What charges was Socrates accused and convicted of, and how does Xenophon defend Socrates against each of these charges in "Conversations of Socrates"?

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