Four Texts on Socrates: Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito and Aristophanes' Clouds Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What relationship is Strepsiades to Pheidippides?
(a) Friend to friend.
(b) Father to son.
(c) Uncle to nephew.
(d) Son to father.

2. What is Socrates' stance with respect to his sentence?
(a) He will find a way to avoid his sentence.
(b) He will ask his friends to appeal to the court for mercy.
(c) He will fight his sentence aggressively.
(d) He will not resist his sentence.

3. What is Socrates illustrating with his choice to stay in Athens rather than flee?
(a) His loyalty to his friends.
(b) His acceptance of the duty to obey the law.
(c) His innate cowardice.
(d) His eagerness to experience death.

4. Which is the third and final Socratic dialogue written by Plato?
(a) The Clouds.
(b) Euthyphro.
(c) Apology.
(d) Crito.

5. Socrates argues that, since Crito cares about public opinion, he must care about ... ?
(a) The iron hand of justice.
(b) The authority of the law.
(c) The plight of the poor.
(d) The bitter fruit of irony.

6. What is Strepsiades' ultimate goal when coming to Socrates?
(a) He wants to summon the courage to marry his sweetheart.
(b) He wants to trick his money lenders.
(c) He wants to escape to Italy.
(d) He wants to replace Socrates.

7. What is Aristophanes' general attitude toward Socrates?
(a) Friendly.
(b) Indifferent.
(c) Mocking.
(d) Admiring.

8. When is an expert undermined?
(a) When the gods are angered.
(b) When a law is broken.
(c) When laws are followed.
(d) When knowledge wins out over power.

9. At the end of Clouds, what does Strepsiades believe about Zeus?
(a) Zeus is important in holding the community together.
(b) Zeus does not exist.
(c) Zeus exists, but does not meddle in the affairs of man.
(d) Zeus exists to destroy and ruin human lives.

10. According to The Clouds, what force holds communities and families together?
(a) A faith in Zeus.
(b) The oracle at Delphi.
(c) Intellectual rigor.
(d) Charity.

11. In The Clouds, what does Socrates feel about Zeus?
(a) Zeus does not exist.
(b) Zeus exists to destroy and ruin human lives.
(c) Socrates prays to Zeus on a daily basis.
(d) Zeus exists, but does not meddle in the affairs of man.

12. What plan does Crito have for Socrates?
(a) Crito plans to appeal to the higher court.
(b) Crito has an escape plan to break out of prison.
(c) Crito plans to murder Socrates in order to put him out of his misery.
(d) Crito plans to launch an aggressive support campaign in town.

13. How does Pheidippides justify his violent action toward Strepsiades?
(a) Strepsiades mocked Pheidippides' mother, and Strepsiades deserved it.
(b) He had no reason; he just did it for fun.
(c) The wise should make the foolish suffer to improve them.
(d) He claims he did it only accidentally.

14. What is the result of Pheidippides' time with Socrates?
(a) Pheidippides learns great rhetorical skills.
(b) Socrates teaches him to be a master of astronomy.
(c) Pheidippides is dismissed for being stupid.
(d) Pheidippides becomes religiously zealous about Zeus.

15. What does Crito think about the justice or injustice of the trial? Why?
(a) The trial was unjust, because Socrates didn't do his proper duty to defend himself.
(b) The trial was unjust, because Meletus the prosecutor tricked the jury.
(c) The trial was just, because Socrates was truly guilty.
(d) The trial was just, because Socrates deserved his fate, given his lackluster defense.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many years after The Clouds did the trial of Socrates happen?

2. What would happen if Socrates fled to a city that was well-governed?

3. Which of the following terms best describes Pheidippides?

4. What does Strepsiades think about the education Socrates offers him?

5. Socrates and Crito agree that the individual should follow what?

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