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

2. Ion is renowned for his ability to recite which famous poet?
(a) Socrates.
(b) Aristophanes.
(c) Shakespeare.
(d) Homer.

3. At whose house does the Symposium take place?
(a) Alcidbides.
(b) Socrates.
(c) Phaedrus.
(d) Agathon.

4. Socrates claims that he learned about love from which of the following?
(a) Plato.
(b) Meno.
(c) Alcibides.
(d) Diotima.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Polemarchus define justice?

2. How does Dimotia characterize love?

3. When Meno arrives in Athens, who is accompanying him?

4. One large theme that permeates throughout Meno is:

5. 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?"

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