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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. In Callciles' opinion, why is philosophy destructive?
(a) It justifies evils.
(b) It takes away from productivity.
(c) It deprives people of experience.
(d) It encourages separatism.

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

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

5. Socrates classifies "flattery" as something that does not engage what?
(a) The public.
(b) God.
(c) The body or soul.
(d) Intelligence.

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

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

8. What is the only action a soul that lacks control should be allowed, in Socrates' design?
(a) Labor.
(b) Punishment for improvement.
(c) Eating.
(d) Art.

9. Why does Socrates try to test Callicles?
(a) Because he believes Callicles is ignorant.
(b) Because he believes everything should be tested to ensure it is genuine.
(c) Because he wants to set an example.
(d) Because he wants to prove his superiority.

10. What does Socrates say friendship, self-control, sharing, and justice maintain order between?
(a) Political parties.
(b) Men and animals.
(c) Men and women.
(d) Men, heaven, and earth.

11. Why does Callicles claim philosophy is good for youth in education?
(a) It encourages unity.
(b) It inspires noble actions.
(c) It inspires critical thinking.
(d) It keeps them calm.

12. In Socrates' opinion, why should a wretched body be deprived of life?
(a) Because it is depressing.
(b) Because it corrupts society.
(c) To spare it pain.
(d) Because its life is also wretched.

13. In Socrates' opinion, what does a sick body not need an abundance of?
(a) Food.
(b) Company.
(c) Criticism.
(d) Help.

14. Socrates believes bad people feel what?
(a) Fear.
(b) Glorious.
(c) Good.
(d) Pain.

15. What does Socrates explain is different from bad?
(a) Pain.
(b) Punishment.
(c) Fear.
(d) Injustice.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Callicles, what do people who are happiest without?

2. According to Callicles, where does happiness come from?

3. Why does Callicles regard philosophy as dangerous?

4. Why does Socrates have a problem with cookery?

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

(see the answer keys)

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