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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Socrates specify is different between a coward experiencing pain and a brave man experiencing pain?
(a) They experience different degrees.
(b) Cowards learn from their pain.
(c) Brave men feel nothing.
(d) Brave men expect pain and are unaffected.

2. What is the benefit Callicles believes will come from those who have been wronged?
(a) They will be at peace.
(b) They become stronger.
(c) They will educate others on how to do right.
(d) They will stop asserting their authority over naturally superior people.

3. What is Callicles' opinion of lawmakers?
(a) They are stupid.
(b) They are failed artists.
(c) They are weak.
(d) They are irrational.

4. What, according to Socrates, is the only way for remarks like Callicles' to be credible?
(a) If the person is fearless.
(b) If the person has experience.
(c) If the person is knowledgeable.
(d) If the person has good intentions.

5. What does Socrates claims the purpose of prose and poetry?
(a) To satisfy crowds.
(b) To educate.
(c) To distract.
(d) To raise questions.

6. In Chapter VI, with what is Socrates primarily concerned with the health of?
(a) The mind.
(b) The soul.
(c) Society.
(d) The body.

7. Callicles uses Hercules as an example of how convention justifies what?
(a) Stupidity.
(b) Nature.
(c) Violence.
(d) Justice.

8. What does Socrates believe excellence leads to?
(a) Goodness.
(b) Ego.
(c) Demise.
(d) Fraudulence.

9. What does Socrates believe should be the result of any action taken?
(a) Thoughtful.
(b) Self-interested.
(c) Beneficial.
(d) Short-term.

10. Socrates often refers to a good soul in what kind of a light?
(a) Sympathetic.
(b) Sarcastic.
(c) Negative.
(d) Religious.

11. Who does Callicles believe can destroy legislation?
(a) Europe.
(b) Lawmakers.
(c) Philosophers.
(d) Strong people.

12. Socrates believes that good people feel what?
(a) Neglected.
(b) Pleasure.
(c) Confused.
(d) Righteous.

13. How does Socrates claim excellence cannot be acquired?
(a) Genetically.
(b) Quickly.
(c) Cheaply.
(d) Accidentally.

14. According to Callicles, what do people who are happiest without?
(a) Obstruction of laws.
(b) Want and desire.
(c) Money and material.
(d) Inhibition.

15. How does Socrates say orators who only speak for their own self-interest are treating the public?
(a) Poorly.
(b) Harshly.
(c) Childishly.
(d) Well.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Socrates' opinion of the purpose of cookery?

2. Why does Socrates ask to be corrected in his arguments?

3. According to Socrates, how is one who desires nothing happy?

4. What does Socrates say about the only people who can fulfill their desires?

5. What does Socrates believe that satisfying desires is equal to?

(see the answer keys)

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