Great Dialogues Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Apology.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In <i>Book VII</i> Socrates weaves an analogy suggesting that the common man is like________.
(a) A chicken in a coop, about to be slaughtered.
(b) A prisoner in a cave looking at shadow puppets and thinking it's real life.
(c) A starving beast, desperate for food.
(d) A willow flapping in the wind.

2. Socrates explains that the common man sees the philosopher as useless because_________.
(a) He is blinded by ignorance, not seeing the intrinsic importance to their purpose.
(b) He mistakes thoughfulness for idleness.
(c) He is concerned with the soul, not with books.
(d) He is self-serving, and, therefore, despises those who judge him.

3. According to Socrates' points in <i>Book IV</i>, the soul of a philosopher_____________________.
(a) Does not concern Socrates.
(b) Can be used for good and evil alike.
(c) Is easily persuadable.
(d) Is better than the soul of a common man.

4. In Socrates' ideal city, poets and soothsayers:
(a) Would not be allowed to speak falsely about the gods.
(b) Would lead religious ceremonies.
(c) Would be considered useless and expelled.
(d) Would be rich while the workers would be poor.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. After a philosopher's formal education is complete in the Republic, what does Socrates' think is the next step in his training?

2. In his first argument, Glaucon asserts that is better to __________.

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

4. In <i>Book IX</i>, the democratic man is described by Socrates as one who_________.

5. The Athenian jury finds Socrates_________.

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