Great Dialogues Multiple Choice Test Questions

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1. Ion is renowned for his ability to recite which famous poet?
(a) Shakespeare.
(b) Aristophanes.
(c) Socrates.
(d) Homer.

2. What does Socrates tell Ion about a person who can recite poetry well?
(a) Ion should memorize philosophy instead of poetry.
(b) Only a person who understands a poem's meaning could be a good reciter.
(c) Memorizing poetry is a way of balancing the soul.
(d) Ion must not know the meaning of poetry if he just memorizes it.

3. In <i>Ion</i>, Socrates is concerned primarily with which of the following?
(a) Defining virtue by more than just examples of virtue.
(b) Distinguishing how we know things artistically from how we know things inspirationally.
(c) Ion's secret relationship with Agathon.
(d) Proving that Ion is not as smart as he is.

4. According to Socrates' insinuation, artistic knowledge is characterized as which of the following?
(a) Ironic.
(b) Universal.
(c) Subjective.
(d) Useless.

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