Great Dialogues Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Republic: Book IX.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Socrates' opinion, what is the second happiest social class of man in the world?
(a) The democratic man.
(b) The timocratic man.
(c) The merchant.
(d) The tyrant.

2. Complete the comparison: philosophers have wisdom whereas common men have _______
(a) Judgment.
(b) Obligation.
(c) Expertise.
(d) Opinions.

3. In Book V, Socrates admits which of the following about his republic?
(a) His city will rule the world.
(b) He hopes his city is built, just not in his lifetime.
(c) Though theoretically sound, such a city might not be actually possible.
(d) Many people would have to be brainwashed before they would live in such a city.

4. Whom does Socrates think is the fourth (and least) happiest social class of man in the republic?
(a) The democratic man.
(b) The king.
(c) The tyrant.
(d) The aristocrat.

5. Describe Thrasymachus' view of Socrates.
(a) He can't follow Socrates' logic.
(b) He chastizes Socrates for asking questions freely, but dodging them when he is asked a question himself.
(c) He hates Socrates and thinks Socrates is stupid.
(d) He likes the Socratic method of reasoning.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Thrasymachus first define justice?

2. From Socrates' point of view, the philosopher is __________ than the tyrant.

3. What does Socrates assert about his views of the ideal state?

4. According to Socrates' opinion, what does the common man's simple mind cause him to mistake?

5. According to Socrates' view of justice, a ruler should always:

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