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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. Who is inferior in Callicles' opinion?
(a) Philosophers.
(b) Children.
(c) Poor men.
(d) Naturally weak.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who is superior, in Callciles' opinion?

3. In Chapter VI, with what is Socrates primarily concerned with the health of?

4. What is Callicles' opinion of lawmakers?

5. Why does Socrates try to test Callicles?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. According to Socrates, how can one attain harmony and why is it important?

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

4. Why does Socrates regard medicine as a good action?

5. What is Socrates' belief about how one acquires excellence?

6. How should unjust or out of control souls be treated, in Socrates' opinion?

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

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

9. According to Socrates, what makes a good soul?

10. Why does Socrates give credit to Callicles' claims?

(see the answer keys)

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