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. If led by true philosophers, Socrates argues that the republic would__________________.
(a) Not negotiate with other nations.
(b) Deal justly with foreigners.
(c) Reflect the same perfect justice, beauty, and goodness of its leaders.
(d) Be the most powerful state in the world.

2. According to Socrates, what are the three parts of the soul?
(a) Thoughtfulness, mindfulness, and power.
(b) Rationality, spirit, and appetite.
(c) Goodness, badness, and curiosity.
(d) Hate, love, and desire.

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

4. How does Socrates refute Polemarchus' definition of justice?
(a) Socrates shows Polemarchus that every man is intrinsically free, regardless of the law.
(b) Socrates reasons that it is impossible to determine what is fair in every situation.
(c) Socrates shows Polemarchus that stealing from the rich is unjust.
(d) Socrates asserts that doing evil, even to an evil man, makes the doer unjust.

5. What is a democracy?
(a) Rule by the rich.
(b) Rule by the military.
(c) Rule by the poor.
(d) Rule by the elite.

Short Answer Questions

1. When first asked by Socrates to define virtue, Meno responds with which of the following?

2. Meletus claims that Socrates said which of the following?

3. According to Socrates' radical math, the tyrant's life is 729 times________.

4. In Socrates' ideal city, poets and soothsayers:

5. Socrates concludes which of the following about virtue?

(see the answer key)

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