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

2. How many years after The Clouds did the trial of Socrates happen?
(a) One-hundred and eight.
(b) Five.
(c) Twenty-four.
(d) Two.

3. What is the result of Pheidippides' time with Socrates?
(a) Pheidippides becomes religiously zealous about Zeus.
(b) Socrates teaches him to be a master of astronomy.
(c) Pheidippides learns great rhetorical skills.
(d) Pheidippides is dismissed for being stupid.

4. What format is The Clouds written in?
(a) Play.
(b) Novel.
(c) Dialogue.
(d) Monologue.

5. What do citizens depend upon for their ability to achieve excellence?
(a) Reputation.
(b) Political power.
(c) Laws.
(d) Wisdom.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who wrote The Clouds?

3. Aristophanes' portrayal of Socrates would most closely match whose perception of Socrates?

4. What makes a law just, according to Socrates?

5. How convinced was Crito by the defense Socrates provided during his trial?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What gives law authority, according to Socrates?

9. What are the consequences of breaking the law?

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

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