Great Dialogues Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Republic: Book I.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Ion, Socrates is concerned primarily with which of the following?
(a) Distinguishing how we know things artistically from how we know things inspirationally.
(b) Proving that Ion is not as smart as he is.
(c) Ion's secret relationship with Agathon.
(d) Defining virtue by more than just examples of virtue.

2. When Ion admits to Socrates that he can only recite one poet's work well, Socrates is puzzled by which of the following?
(a) Ion's desire to speak with Socrates about his work.
(b) How Ion considers himself a philosopher.
(c) How an artistic skill can be limited in its expertise.
(d) Ion's hesitation to answer questions about his family.

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

4. Who is Socrates walking with when he is stopped by a group of men urging him to come to Cephalus' house?
(a) Thrasymachus.
(b) Glaucon.
(c) Meno.
(d) Plato.

5. When first asked by Socrates to define virtue, Meno responds with which of the following?
(a) Examples of virtuous people with different lifestyles.
(b) A vague unassuming definition which is accepted by Socrates.
(c) A theoretical ontology with ethical limitations on virtue.
(d) A question, asking Socrates if this is really worth his time.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. To illustrate one facet of his argument, Socrates employs the help of which character?

3. Who is the last person to leave the symposium?

4. Who is the character who narrates Symposium?

5. Socrates concludes which of the following about virtue?

(see the answer key)

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