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

2. What does Crito think Socrates displayed during his trial?
(a) Betrayal.
(b) Nobility.
(c) Wisdom.
(d) Cowardice.

3. How can Crito's emotional state during Socrates' trial be characterized?
(a) Embarrassed.
(b) Furious.
(c) Happy.
(d) Proud.

4. In The Clouds, why does Socrates reject tradition?
(a) Because Socrates doesn't know any better.
(b) Because it's the right thing to do.
(c) Because tradition has been full of injustice.
(d) Because he believes he knows better.

5. How would Aristophanes characterize the religious belief of Socrates?
(a) Polytheist.
(b) Anarchist.
(c) Atheist.
(d) Deist.

6. Which of the following terms best describes Pheidippides?
(a) Conservative.
(b) Pious.
(c) Self-indulgent.
(d) Generous.

7. Why doesn't Socrates try to argue about the principles of his philosophy with Crito?
(a) Socrates is weary of all talk.
(b) Crito is not intelligent enough for such an argument.
(c) Socrates never talks philosophy with friends, only students.
(d) Crito would be unsympathetic to such an argument.

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

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

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

11. Why does Strepsiades seek out Socrates?
(a) Because Socrates owes him money.
(b) To find sanctuary from his pursuers.
(c) To teach him how to be a better lover.
(d) To teach him how to be a better speaker.

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

13. What do citizens depend upon for their ability to achieve excellence?
(a) Reputation.
(b) Laws.
(c) Political power.
(d) Wisdom.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the danger of disobeying an unjust law?

2. At a party, over what subject do Strepsiades and Pheidippides fight?

3. In The Clouds, what does Socrates feel about Zeus?

4. What do experts have to do with laws?

5. How does Socrates' respond to Crito's worry over Socrates' reputation?

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