Four Texts on Socrates: Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito and Aristophanes' Clouds Test | Final Test - Medium

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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. What does an "implicit contract agreement" require, according to Socrates in Crito?
(a) Obeying the law.
(b) Upholding one's reputation.
(c) Being pious.
(d) Being just.

2. 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.

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

4. What would happen if Socrates fled to a city that was well-governed?
(a) He would finally get justice.
(b) He could plot his revenge.
(c) He would be a law-breaker, and suffer from the same bad reputation.
(d) He could live a life free from political ambition.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Socrates illustrating with his choice to stay in Athens rather than flee?

2. What position does Strepsiades have in society?

3. What is the correct chronology of Socratic dialogues?

4. Where is Socrates kept prior to his sentence being carried out?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Strepsiades react to Socrates' course of study in the Thinkery? How does Socrates in turn respond to Strepsiades?

2. What is Crito in relationship to Apology? What is the setting and premise of Crito?

3. What is the nature of Strepsiades' most pressing problem? What does he hope to learn from Socrates? What does Socrates in turn teach him?

4. Given Crito's criticism of Socrates, what segment of society can Crito be said to represent?

5. What gives law authority, according to Socrates?

6. Why did Socrates offer such a meek defense and go to prison and his death so willingly?

7. To what degree did The Clouds shape public perception of Socrates?

8. By the end of The Clouds, how has Strepsiades changed? What are his beliefs?

9. How does Socrates' conception of the law and justice in Crito compare to his conception of law and justice in Apology?

10. How does Pheidippides enter the Thinkery? What does he learn there?

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