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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Socrates claim is the greatest evil in Chapter IV?
(a) Cowardice.
(b) Disharmony.
(c) Power.
(d) Violence.

2. 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 good intentions.
(c) If the person is knowledgeable.
(d) If the person has experience.

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

4. What is Socrates' opinion of the purpose of cookery?
(a) To enhance life.
(b) To create pleasure.
(c) To display skill.
(d) To feed people.

5. How does Socrates claim a person in control is able to act?
(a) Falsely.
(b) Justly.
(c) Confidently.
(d) Recklessly.

6. What effect does Socrates see a destructive government has on youth?
(a) The youth rise up and overthrow the government.
(b) The youth are inspired to be better.
(c) The youth develop low self-value.
(d) The youth adopt the same destructive behavior.

7. Callicles criticizes Socrates because he believes what influences Socrates?
(a) Other philosophers.
(b) Convention.
(c) Books.
(d) Delusion.

8. Why does Callicles regard philosophy as dangerous?
(a) It induces physical weakness.
(b) It cannot help people in trouble.
(c) It promotes anarchy.
(d) It distracts from true issues.

9. Socrates describes a speaker with the common good in mind as not speaking _____.
(a) Loudly.
(b) Frequently.
(c) Randomly.
(d) Eloquently.

10. According to Callicles, what does limiting freedom limit?
(a) Income potential.
(b) Enjoyment of life.
(c) Physical activity.
(d) Intellectual growth.

11. Socrates believes self-rule is more important than ruling others. Why?
(a) Because people take good care of themselves but not others.
(b) Because people should not be concerned with others.
(c) Because ruling oneself produces more self-control.
(d) Because one only knows himself, not others.

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

13. In Callciles' opinion, what is the superior art?
(a) Sports.
(b) Fencing.
(c) Writing.
(d) Business.

14. What does Socrates believe that satisfying desires is equal to?
(a) Injustice.
(b) Pleasure.
(c) Self-indulgence.
(d) Death.

15. According to Socrates, how is one who desires nothing happy?
(a) Because they are generous.
(b) Because they are just.
(c) Because they are fulfilled.
(d) Because they are blissfully ignorant.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the benefit Callicles believes will come from those who have been wronged?

2. What is Callicles' opinion of lawmakers?

3. What kinds of pleasure and pain does Socrates believe should be experienced?

4. In Socrates' opinion, what does a sick body not need an abundance of?

5. Socrates believes that weak people lack conviction and can lose what?

(see the answer keys)

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