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

2. Why does Socrates believe obedience to the law could not represent disrespectful behavior?
(a) The law is based upon the good, without question.
(b) Prisoners serving their sentence with honor have a certain nobility about them.
(c) Law is a great authority on earth, and should be respected.
(d) Respecting one's death sentence is respecting death itself.

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

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

5. To Socrates, what would illegally breaking out of prison constitute?
(a) The rule of law.
(b) Retaliation.
(c) Justice.
(d) Piety.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Socrates eventually refuse to help Strepsiades?

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

3. What would happen if Socrates fled to a city that was well-governed?

4. What does Socrates ask the jury to believe about the gods in Apology?

5. What is the correct chronology of Socratic dialogues?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Socrates' attitude toward his impending death at the end of Crito?

2. What does Aristophanes accuse Socrates of in The Clouds?

3. What reasons does Socrates give for deciding to remain in Athens, rather than escape with Crito?

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

5. How does Socrates, in Crito, state his case for why he will remain in jail and face his death sentence? What forms are in use?

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

7. What represents the "last straw" in Strepsiades' relationship with his son? Why does he refuse to speak to him in the end?

8. What are the consequences of breaking the law?

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

10. Who is Strepsiades? Why does he enter Socrates' Thinkery?

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