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. Who is Socrates walking with when he is stopped by a group of men urging him to come to Cephalus' house?
(a) Plato.
(b) Meno.
(c) Glaucon.
(d) Thrasymachus.

2. In his first argument, Glaucon asserts that is better to __________.
(a) Appear unjust than actually be just.
(b) Appear just than actually be just.
(c) Be unjust than appear unjust.
(d) Be just than appear just.

3. Whose side is Adeimantus on, at least in the beginning of the dialogue?
(a) Socrates'.
(b) He does not advocate his own position, and he is on neither Glaucon's nor Socrates' side.
(c) He has his own distinct position.
(d) Glaucon's.

4. What definition of virtue do Meno and Socrates borrow from "the poets"?
(a) Virtue, like other abstract notions, resists our best attempts to define it.
(b) Virtue is the desire and power to obtain good things.
(c) Virtue is different for every person.
(d) Virtue is the unmoved mover of all things.

5. Who gives the first speech at the symposium?
(a) Eryximachus.
(b) Socrates.
(c) Agathon.
(d) Phaedrus.

Short Answer Questions

1. At whose house does the Symposium take place?

2. Why does Socrates speak about dogs and other animals to Glaucon?

3. Socrates claims that he learned about love from which of the following?

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

5. What poet is cited by Cephalus to explain the paradox of old age?

(see the answer key)

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