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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 was Callias strongly attracted to in Chapter 3?
2. How does Hermogenes say he retains his friends?
3. What does Xenophon claim no one should believe about Socrates?
4. What does Socrates do to Euthydemus to convince him he needs to be wiser?
5. Whom does Socrates claim makes what is right into what is lawful?
Short Essay Questions
1. What did Socrates tell Euthydemus about the nature of religiosity in subsection 6 of Chapter 2, Book 4?
2. Why is Socrates proud and how does he defend his claim?
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. How does the dinner party of Chapter 3 come to be?
5. Why does Socrates tell Epigenes that he should be concerned about being in poor physical condition?
6. What do the men at the dinner party do in the sixth and seventh subsections of Chapter 3?
7. How does Xenophon justify his claim that Socrates was so devout that he did nothing without divine sanction?
8. What does Socrates learn about Theodote in Chapter 2, Book 3, Subsection 11, and how does he instruct her?
9. 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?
10. How do the men at the dinner party react to seeing the passionate kissing between Ariadne and Dionysus?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Who is Ischomachus, and why does Socrates feel he reflects the ideal of the truly good man?
Essay Topic 2
What role does religion play in "Conversations of Socrates"? Why is this important to the plot overall?
Essay Topic 3
How is the time and place he lived reflected in Socrates' beliefs?
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