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

2. In Book IX, what is the common man's deepest pleasure?
(a) Material gain.
(b) Philosophy.
(c) Sex.
(d) Truth.

3. In Book IX,what is the soldier's deepest pleasure?
(a) Strength.
(b) Honor.
(c) Truth.
(d) Material gain.

4. What are the soldiers of the republic explicitly forbidden to do, according to Socrates?
(a) Have sex with non-family members.
(b) Commit atrocities, such as enslavement and land-burning, against fellow Greeks.
(c) Execute war criminals.
(d) Take bribes.

5. According to Socrates' opinion, what is the third happiest social class of man in the world?
(a) The democratic man.
(b) The philosophy student.
(c) The tyrant.
(d) The atheistic man.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In Book IX, the democratic man is described by Socrates as one who_________.

3. How does Polemarchus define justice?

4. How does Socrates plan to keep the soldiers of the republic from fighting?

5. What does Cephalus say to Socrates about old age?

(see the answer key)

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