Great Dialogues Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who is Eryximachus?
(a) A poet who argues that men and woman were once fused beings.
(b) A doctor who argues that love is like a medicine curing life's ailments.
(c) A philosopher who attacks Pausanias' postion.
(d) The last speaker and surprise guest at the symposium.

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

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

5. How does Socrates rebut the definition of virtue offered by the poets?
(a) By instructing Meno that it is impossible to have an abstract entity which moves other things but does not move itself.
(b) By proving to Meno that there are many commonly held virtues.
(c) By showing Meno that all men desire good things, but that not all men are virtuous.
(d) By giving Meno a solid definition of virtue.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Dimotia characterize love?

2. When he first meets Socrates, Meno asks the following question:

3. According to Socrates' insinuation, artistic knowledge is characterized as which of the following?

4. In Ion, Socrates compares Ion to which of the following?

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

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