Great Dialogues Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Polemarchus define justice?
(a) Being fair in all contexts.
(b) Doing good to one's friends and evil to one's enemies.
(c) Allowing each man to live his life freely.
(d) Stealing from the rich and giving to the poor.

2. When Socrates meets Ion, Ion has just returned from which of the following?
(a) Socrates' trial.
(b) A game at the Coliseum.
(c) Agathon's drinking party.
(d) A poetry recital contest in Epidarus.

3. In Ion, Socrates concludes that Ion's ability to memorize poetry is which of the following?
(a) An art that he learned from others.
(b) Proof that he knows what it actually means.
(c) Not proof that he knows what it actually means.
(d) Divinely inspired, just like the very poets whom Ion recites.

4. Which of the following does Socrates reason about Ion?
(a) Ion must be outside his mind when he recites poetry.
(b) Ion is a handsome, though misguided poet.
(c) Ion knows more than Socrates.
(d) Ion is sad when his crowds are sad and happy when his crowds are happy.

5. One large theme that permeates throughout Meno is:
(a) There can never be universal ethics.
(b) Learning is really a recollection of old knowledge.
(c) Non- virtuous people can still perform virtuous actions
(d) A proposition can only be deemed valid if it is testable in the empirical world.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Socrates, what happens when "one [is] mistaken in his judgment, and harms his friends, and helps his enemies, unknowingly"?

2. Who is the character who narrates Symposium?

3. Whose stories does Socrates think dangerous for the moral turpitude of his city's citizens?

4. What does Socrates tell Ion about a person who can recite poetry well?

5. Though Glaucon is primarily concerned about justice within the individual, Socrates first begins by analyzing __________.

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