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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Which side does Aristophanes take in the conflict with Socrates?
(a) His stance is impossible to determine.
(d) Athens' citizens.
2. What relationship is Strepsiades to Pheidippides?
(a) Son to father.
(b) Friend to friend.
(c) Uncle to nephew.
(d) Father to son.
3. Who replaces Strepsiades in his training with Socrates?
(b) The cloud goddess.
4. What does Crito think about the justice or injustice of the trial? Why?
(a) The trial was unjust, because Meletus the prosecutor tricked the jury.
(b) The trial was just, because Socrates deserved his fate, given his lackluster defense.
(c) The trial was unjust, because Socrates didn't do his proper duty to defend himself.
(d) The trial was just, because Socrates was truly guilty.
5. When is an expert undermined?
(a) When knowledge wins out over power.
(b) When the gods are angered.
(c) When laws are followed.
(d) When a law is broken.
6. Socrates and Crito agree that the individual should follow what?
(a) Their in-the-moment emotions.
(b) The law.
(c) The truth.
(d) Popular opinion.
7. What action does Strepsiades take with regards to Socrates at the end of Clouds?
(a) He burns Socrates' institution.
(b) He steals all of Socrates' students away to a rival school.
(c) He murders Socrates.
(d) He beats up Socrates.
8. Aristophanes' portrayal of Socrates would most closely match whose perception of Socrates?
(c) The average citizen of Athens.
9. Why does Strepsiades seek out Socrates?
(a) To teach him how to be a better lover.
(b) To teach him how to be a better speaker.
(c) To find sanctuary from his pursuers.
(d) Because Socrates owes him money.
10. According to Socrates, why should experts be obeyed?
(a) They are powerful men, and could damage you with their influence.
(b) They have a direct connection with the gods.
(c) They are more likely to know what is best.
(d) They have earned it by their long years of service.
11. Why has Strepsiades run into financial difficulties?
(a) Strepsiades has no financial difficulties; in fact, he is wealthy.
(b) Strepsiades has a weakness for gambling.
(c) Strepsiades paid dearly for an oracle's help.
(d) Strepsiades' son has been self-indulgent.
12. Aristophanes is from which city?
13. What is the name of Socrates' institute in The Clouds?
(a) Achilles' Homeland.
(b) The Sentinel.
(c) The Athenian Institute of Higher Learning.
(d) The Thinkery.
14. Aristophanes is known for using what kind of rhetoric?
(c) Black humor.
15. What does Strepsiades think about the education Socrates offers him?
(a) Strepsiades finds it fascinating and invaluable.
(b) Strepsiades is made immoral by Socrates' teachings.
(c) Strepsiades is too intellectually weak to make use of it.
(d) Socrates' knowledge is rudimentary and beneath him.
Short Answer Questions
1. Citizens could not be good individuals without what?
2. Who wrote The Clouds?
3. What is Pheidippides' opinion about the old city songs?
4. What does Socrates ask the jury to believe about the gods in Apology?
5. Why does law have authority?
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