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. Who are the characters in Crito?
(a) Crito, Socrates, and Meletus.
(b) Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, Eideron, and Crito.
(c) Socrates.
(d) Crito and Socrates.

2. Citizens could not be good individuals without what?
(a) Laws.
(b) Science.
(c) Religion.
(d) Happiness.

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

4. When is an expert undermined?
(a) When a law is broken.
(b) When laws are followed.
(c) When knowledge wins out over power.
(d) When the gods are angered.

5. What relationship is Crito to Socrates?
(a) Friend.
(b) Detractor.
(c) Legal counsel.
(d) Student.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Pheidippides' opinion about the old city songs?

2. Why has Strepsiades run into financial difficulties?

3. What does Crito think about the justice or injustice of the trial? Why?

4. What is the name of Socrates' institute in The Clouds?

5. Aristophanes is from which city?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

3. What are the consequences of breaking the law?

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

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

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

7. In Apology, what is Socrates' message in a final speech, both to his jurors and to those who defended him?

8. What is the nature of the fight Strepsiades and Pheidippides have when Strepsiades throws a party for his son?

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

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

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