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. At a party, over what subject do Strepsiades and Pheidippides fight?
(a) A woman.
(b) Astronomy.
(c) Poetry.
(d) Law.

2. What is the danger of disobeying an unjust law?
(a) You are in danger of impiety.
(b) Doing so undermines the authority that provides just laws.
(c) Your reputation may suffer unnecessarily.
(d) There is no danger in defying injustice.

3. Citizens could not be good individuals without what?
(a) Laws.
(b) Religion.
(c) Science.
(d) Happiness.

4. Which of the following is true about Socrates' possible disobeying of a law, according to Socrates in Crito?
(a) He would honoring an implicit contract he has with the citizens of Athens.
(b) It would be for the good of Athens.
(c) It would only solidify the authority of Athens' lawmakers.
(d) He would be answering an evil with another evil.

5. What do experts have to do with laws?
(a) Law is derived from expertise.
(b) Experts are called upon to evaluate laws.
(c) Universal laws of wisdom are the exclusive domain of the expert.
(d) Only experts are able to tell when the law is broken.

6. Who is the god which the majority of Athenians pray to as their primary god?
(a) Poseidon.
(b) Hermes.
(c) Apollo.
(d) Zeus.

7. Pheidippides recites a text written by which man?
(a) Sophocles.
(b) Plato.
(c) Euripides.
(d) Aristophanes.

8. How does Socrates' respond to Crito's worry over Socrates' reputation?
(a) Socrates actually wants his reputation to be as bad as possible.
(b) Socrates shares Crito's concern.
(c) Socrates pleads with Crito to restore his legacy.
(d) Regardless of reputation, he must obey the law.

9. Where does Crito take place?
(a) At Plato's home.
(b) In Crito's study.
(c) In Socrates' school.
(d) In prison.

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

11. What violent action does Pheidippides visit upon Strepsiades?
(a) He hangs him from a tree.
(b) He beats him.
(c) He dunks his head in water to the point of drowning.
(d) He rapes him.

12. Who wrote The Clouds?
(a) Plato.
(b) Aristotle.
(c) Socrates.
(d) Aristophanes.

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

14. What does Strepsiades think about the education Socrates offers him?
(a) Socrates' knowledge is rudimentary and beneath him.
(b) Strepsiades finds it fascinating and invaluable.
(c) Strepsiades is too intellectually weak to make use of it.
(d) Strepsiades is made immoral by Socrates' teachings.

15. Where is Socrates kept prior to his sentence being carried out?
(a) Crito's home.
(b) Plato's home.
(c) He is under house arrest at his school.
(d) Prison.

Short Answer Questions

1. What makes a law just, according to Socrates?

2. Which of the following terms best describes Pheidippides?

3. What relationship is Strepsiades to Pheidippides?

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

5. Why does law have authority?

(see the answer keys)

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