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. Socrates argues that the philosopher __________.
(a) Is idle only in body, but not in mind.
(b) Is quick-witted and knows how to get what he wants.
(c) Takes pleasure in knowledge, has a good memory, and is a virtuous person.
(d) Does not take kindly to dissent.

2. How are leaders chosen in Socrates' ideal republic?
(a) They would all be the soldiers in training who appeared to love their city more than most.
(b) The richest members of the republic will lead it.
(c) They would be elected by the common men.
(d) Every citizen would have equal access to political power.

3. One theme that is present in Book X, and in other dialogues is______________.
(a) Platonic forms manifest on earth.
(b) The myth of reincarnation.
(c) Learning as recalled knowledge.
(d) The immortality of the soul.

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

5. In Socrates' cross-examination of Meletus, how does he make Meletus contradict himself?
(a) By proving Meletus to be incapable of answering questions.
(b) By showing that Meletus asserts that Socrates both believes in the gods and doesn't believe in them.
(c) By asking Meletus about his family.
(d) Socrates does not make Meletus contradict himself.

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. According to Socrates, what did the Oracle at Delphi tell Socrates and Cherephon?

3. How does Polemarchus define justice?

4. Who said, "the unexamined life is not worth living"?

5. Which of the following does Socrates reason about poetry?

(see the answer key)

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