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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What kinds of pleasure and pain does Socrates believe should be experienced?
(a) Just.
(b) Useful.
(c) Insignificant.
(d) Minor.

2. Socrates believes that weak people lack conviction and can lose what?
(a) Their family.
(b) Their money.
(c) Their life.
(d) Everything.

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

4. In Socrates' opinion, what is an evil way to deal with injustice?
(a) Cover up the act.
(b) To make exceptions based on reputation.
(c) To punish outside the prescription of court.
(d) Using rhetoric to defend injustice.

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

6. What does Socrates suggest is the only way one can avoid harmful pleasures?
(a) By being rational.
(b) By gaining experience.
(c) By being courageous.
(d) By fighting injustice.

7. What does Socrates say determines the varying degrees of pleasure and pain a person feels?
(a) Destiny.
(b) Strength.
(c) Character.
(d) Tolerance.

8. Callicles claims that, through history, strength is reflected in what?
(a) Invasion.
(b) Art.
(c) Population.
(d) Money.

9. Why does Socrates have a problem with cookery?
(a) It is never mastered.
(b) It creates a sense of superiority.
(c) It distracts from troubles.
(d) It is creating pleasure for the sake of pleasure.

10. Socrates believes that men of substance do not engage in things that are not what?
(a) Reputable.
(b) Destructive.
(c) Profitable.
(d) Entertaining.

11. What does Callicles claim legislation to be?
(a) A hoax.
(b) Incomplete.
(c) Beautiful.
(d) Unnatural.

12. Why does Socrates believe people with lack of self-control cannot maintain friendships?
(a) Because they betray people.
(b) Because they cannot share.
(c) Because they are flakey.
(d) Because they scare people.

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

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

15. What does Callicles think satisfaction leads to?
(a) Superiority.
(b) Indulgence.
(c) Indifference.
(d) Envy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Callicles claim philosophy is good for youth in education?

2. In Callciles' opinion, why is philosophy destructive?

3. In Socrates' opinion, why should a wretched body be deprived of life?

4. What does Socrates believe should be the result of any action taken?

5. How does Socrates think one with destructive power feels?

(see the answer keys)

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