Gorgias Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Socrates say determines the varying degrees of pleasure and pain a person feels?

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

3. What does Socrates believe that wanting and desiring involve feeling?

4. What does Socrates say people who are victims of injustice need to acquire?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. According to Callicles, where should one's rights originate from?

2. Callicles argues that one should not neglect the natural order. What does the natural order offer that convention cannot?

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

4. How does Socrates suggest the order between men, heaven, and earth be maintained?

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

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

7. Is "justice" one sided? Can there be multiple types of justice? Why or why not?

8. Why does Socrates dislike things like cookery?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Socrates' ideal of governmental justice and the reality of its usefulness if implemented.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss and define Socrates' power, such as where it comes from, how it is used, and the ideology and reality of its usefulness.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Socrates' and Callicles' conflict of justice in relation to human nature.

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