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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Socrates believes good can be delimited by what?
(a) Pleasure.
(b) Pain.
(c) Experience.
(d) Politics.

2. Socrates uses the comparison: medicine is to gymnastics as justice is to ______.
(a) Soul.
(b) Socrates.
(c) Legislation.
(d) Prison.

3. In Socrates' philosophy, in an unjust act, who feels greater evil?
(a) The family of the victim.
(b) The one who suffers injustice.
(c) Society as a whole.
(d) The one who commits injustice.

4. What are Socrates' criteria in analyzing sciences?
(a) Based on their creative angle.
(b) Based on their fidelity to tradition.
(c) Based on their organized presentation.
(d) Based on their benefit to humans.

5. In Socrates' opinion, why is music useless?
(a) Because it only involves flattery and gratification.
(b) Because it is nonsensical.
(c) Because it brings excessive wealth.
(d) Because it is boring.

6. What does Socrates believe rhetoricians and Sophists are confused with?
(a) Society.
(b) Their art.
(c) Their objective.
(d) Justice.

7. Socrates believes part of learning about justice is acting how?
(a) Justly.
(b) Respectfully.
(c) Extremely.
(d) Indifferently.

8. What does the discussion of rhetoric between Gorgias and Socrates turn into?
(a) Argument.
(b) Sentimental rant.
(c) Nostalgic exchange.
(d) Comedic exchange.

9. Socrates wants to learn the _____ of rhetoric.
(a) Tool.
(b) Skill.
(c) Myth.
(d) Art.

10. What challenge is Gorgias being faced with?
(a) Keeping business and personal matters separate.
(b) Having to convince a great philosopher.
(c) Responding to anything that is asked.
(d) Convincing the men to follow a religion.

11. What does Gorgias claim is the basis for all arts and sciences?
(a) Beliefs.
(b) Rhetoric.
(c) Knowledge.
(d) Creativity.

12. What does Gorgias intend to use rhetoric for?
(a) To manipulate a crowd.
(b) To frighten criminals.
(c) To educate.
(d) To speak and comprehend.

13. Gorgias believes that without mastering rhetoric, what is the occurrence of rhetoric left to?
(a) Genetics.
(b) Politicians.
(c) God.
(d) Chance.

14. What is Polus meant to be an example of?
(a) The effects of a corrupt government.
(b) How to argue with Socrates.
(c) The negative effects of freedom.
(d) The ignorance of youth.

15. What is the benefit of rhetoric in Gorgias' example of medicine?
(a) It promotes prescription drugs.
(b) Doctors can persuade their patients to take medicines.
(c) It makes relaying information more proficient.
(d) It makes doctor's appointments fun.

Short Answer Questions

1. Socrates believes that what is good while ugly can be delimited by what?

2. How does Socrates regard just actions?

3. What does Socrates believe people who escape justice unaware of?

4. What does Socrates regard as the most damaging to one's soul?

5. How does Socrates suggest happiness and well-being can be assured?

(see the answer keys)

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