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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who is the god which the majority of Athenians pray to as their primary god?
2. What is the correct chronology of Socratic dialogues?
(a) Euthyphro, Crito, Apology.
(b) Euthyphro, Apology, Crito.
(c) Apology, Crito, Euthyphro.
(d) Apology, Euthyphro, Crito.
3. Which of the following terms best describes Pheidippides?
4. What text does Pheidippides recite at the party Strepsiades throws for him?
(a) A poem about incest.
(b) A play about rape.
(c) A poem about thievery.
(d) A dialogue in which Plato is humiliated by Socrates.
5. Citizens could not be good individuals without what?
Short Answer Questions
1. Who replaces Strepsiades in his training with Socrates?
2. Why has Strepsiades run into financial difficulties?
3. What is the origin of the title The Clouds?
4. How does Pheidippides justify his violent action toward Strepsiades?
5. Where is Socrates kept prior to his sentence being carried out?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is Strepsiades? Why does he enter Socrates' Thinkery?
2. What does Aristophanes accuse Socrates of in The Clouds?
3. According to Socrates, why must experts always be obeyed?
4. What is Crito in relationship to Apology? What is the setting and premise of Crito?
5. What is Socrates' response to Crito when Crito worries about Socrates' reputation?
6. What reasons does Socrates give for deciding to remain in Athens, rather than escape with Crito?
7. Given Crito's criticism of Socrates, what segment of society can Crito be said to represent?
8. What is the nature of the fight Strepsiades and Pheidippides have when Strepsiades throws a party for his son?
9. What represents the "last straw" in Strepsiades' relationship with his son? Why does he refuse to speak to him in the end?
10. How does Strepsiades react to Socrates' course of study in the Thinkery? How does Socrates in turn respond to Strepsiades?
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