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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Socrates sees Callicles' opinion of living for wanting nothing as equal to being what?
(a) Dead.
(b) Powerful.
(c) Just.
(d) Holy.

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

4. What does Socrates say about the only people who can fulfill their desires?
(a) They are educated.
(b) They are rich people.
(c) They are just people.
(d) They are healthy people.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Socrates believe excellence leads to?

3. Socrates often refers to a good soul in what kind of a light?

4. What does Socrates say friendship, self-control, sharing, and justice maintain order between?

5. What is the only action a soul that lacks control should be allowed, in Socrates' design?

Short Essay Questions

1. Should people avoid injustice or act justly? According to Socrates, which is better? Why?

2. What effect does Socrates believe order and self-control have on happiness?

3. According to Callicles, where is philosophy useful and how can it be detrimental?

4. According to Socrates, what is the result of a young person being raised under an unjust government?

5. According to Socrates, what does a soul in harmony do?

6. How do Socrates and Callicles' opinions of freedom clash?

7. In Socrates' opinion, how is flattery bad?

8. What is Socrates' theory about the dangers of mass-influence and how it relates to useful and useless action?

9. According to Socrates, if one desires nothing, are they happy? Why or why not?

10. What is the relevance of everyone experiencing pleasure and pain differently?

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