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. When Meno arrives in Athens, who is accompanying him?
(a) His wife.
(b) A large group of slaves.
(c) Nobody, he is alone.
(d) A small militia unit.

2. Which of the following does Socrates reason about poetry?
(a) If poetry consists of statements which belong to other arts, then such "other arts" are actually one thing.
(b) Poetry was not meant to be read aloud.
(c) A poem's content cannot belong to the one who recites it.
(d) A poem's content always belongs to the one who recites it.

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

4. To understand Ion's poetically inspired spirit, Socrates employs a metaphor of which of the following?
(a) A magnet to explain how a poet's inspiration moves from the muse to the audience.
(b) A dying animal to explain how the sole individual is part of a significant collective.
(c) An eye attempting to see itself, explaining how our mental visions are limited by the bounds of our brain.
(d) A newly born start to explain how small and insignificant our world is in the greater picture.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What definition of virtue do Meno and Socrates borrow from "the poets"?

2. How does Socrates rebut the definition of virtue offered by the poets?

3. In the dialogue, Meno blames the confusion in his speech on which of the following?

4. Before Socrates delivers his speech, he cross- examines Agathon about which of the following?

5. Describe Meno's appearance and attitude when he meets Socrates.

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