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 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 just, because Socrates was truly guilty.
(c) The trial was unjust, because Meletus the prosecutor tricked the jury.
(d) The trial was just, because Socrates deserved his fate, given his lackluster defense.

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

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

4. How many years after The Clouds did the trial of Socrates happen?
(a) Twenty-four.
(b) Five.
(c) One-hundred and eight.
(d) Two.

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

6. On which point in Crito does Socrates differ markedly from his position in Apology?
(a) On the importance of reputation.
(b) On the strength of his piety.
(c) On what it is to be a just law.
(d) On the certainty of his wisdom.

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

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

9. Why is The Clouds so memorable today?
(a) Because it was the first play that used talking animals.
(b) For its powerful portrayal of Plato.
(c) For its powerful portrayal of Socrates.
(d) Because of its affirmation of Socrates' ideals and principles.

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

11. What format is The Clouds written in?
(a) Novel.
(b) Monologue.
(c) Dialogue.
(d) Play.

12. Which is one of the popular theories for why Socrates advanced a lackluster defense at his trial?
(a) He wished for the art of philosophy to die with him.
(b) He proceeded out of principle.
(c) He wished to be martyr.
(d) He was worried about being unable to care for himself in old age.

13. Why does law have authority?
(a) Laws are inherently just.
(b) Laws have authority because of the threat of violent punishment.
(c) Laws are inherently good.
(d) Citizens have an interdependence on laws, and so give them authority.

14. What would happen if Socrates fled to a city that was poorly-governed?
(a) He could not live a good life.
(b) He would be killed for a bounty.
(c) He might be able to establish a political career.
(d) He could take advantage of foolish people.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Crito take place?

2. What do citizens depend upon for their ability to achieve excellence?

3. What plan does Crito have for Socrates?

4. What stance does Strepsiades ultimately take in regards to Socrates' teachings?

5. Strepsiades' ultimate fear about Pheidippides revolves around which taboo?

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