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. Socrates concludes which of the following about virtue?
(a) If it can be taught then it is knowledge.
(b) It cannot be taught and is therefore not knowledge.
(c) If it is the same in everyone, then we should be able to define it.
(d) If it manifests differently in different people, than it cannot have one definition.

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

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

4. How does Meno respond to Socrates' question: "Do bees differ as bees, because there are many different kinds of them; or, are they not rather to be distinguished by some other quality, as for example beauty, size, or shape?"
(a) "I should answer that bees do not differ from one another, as bees."
(b) "They're just bees. Who cares?"
(c) "I don't understand your question."
(d) "I should say that bees must differ from one another, as bees."

5. According to Socrates' insinuation, artistic knowledge is characterized as which of the following?
(a) Ironic.
(b) Subjective.
(c) Universal.
(d) Useless.

Short Answer Questions

1. One large theme that permeates throughout Meno is:

2. Who is the character who narrates Symposium?

3. According to Socrates' view of justice, a ruler should always:

4. When Socrates meets Ion, Ion has just returned from which of the following?

5. Describe Thrasymachus' view of Socrates.

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