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. At what point does Strepsiades stop speaking to Pheidippides?
(a) When Pheidippides reads a poem about incest.
(b) When Pheidippides threatens to beat up his own mother.
(c) When Pheidippides enrolls with Socrates.
(d) When Pheidippides tries to trick Strepsiades' creditors.

2. What position does Strepsiades have in society?
(a) Youth.
(b) Philosopher.
(c) Playwright.
(d) Elder.

3. Why does Socrates eventually refuse to help Strepsiades?
(a) Strepsiades is too stupid.
(b) Socrates turns Strepsiades over to the police.
(c) Socrates finds Strepsiades lacking in morals.
(d) Strepsiades does not have the money to pay him.

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

5. What is the state of Socrates' reputation in Athens after the trial and sentencing?
(a) Officially, no one may ever speak of him again.
(b) He has proven everyone wrong and emerged with a sterling reputation.
(c) It has improved somewhat.
(d) It is as worse as ever.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the god which the majority of Athenians pray to as their primary god?

2. When is an expert undermined?

3. On which point in Crito does Socrates differ markedly from his position in Apology?

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

5. What problem is Strepsiades dealing with at the beginning of The Clouds?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What is Crito's opinion of Socrates, following his trial?

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

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

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

8. Socrates claims that laws result in what benefits to society?

9. According to Socrates, why must one not commit injustices?

10. How does Socrates use the notion of a contract to reinforce his opinion that obeying the law is necessary?

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