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 is Aristophanes' general attitude toward Socrates?
(a) Mocking.
(b) Friendly.
(c) Indifferent.
(d) Admiring.

2. Strepsiades' ultimate fear about Pheidippides revolves around which taboo?
(a) Cult religions.
(b) Murder.
(c) Mental illness.
(d) Incest.

3. Aristophanes is from which city?
(a) Rome.
(b) Attica.
(c) Athens.
(d) Alexandria.

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

5. According to Socrates in Crito, what happens when individuals disagree on the matter of obeying or disobeying laws?
(a) One will usually break the law in defiance of the other.
(b) A new law is crafted from the synthesis of the two positions.
(c) They usually cannot convince one another of the other's position.
(d) The argument usually ends in violence.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Strepsiades think about the education Socrates offers him?

2. What violent action does Pheidippides visit upon Strepsiades?

3. What format is The Clouds written in?

4. Which of the following is NOT one of the character traits of Socrates in The Clouds?

5. What do citizens depend upon for their ability to achieve excellence?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Socrates' response to Crito when Crito worries about Socrates' reputation?

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

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

4. How can Aristophanes' characterization of Socrates be summed up?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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