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) Ion's secret relationship with Agathon.
(b) Defining virtue by more than just examples of virtue.
(c) Proving that Ion is not as smart as he is.
(d) Distinguishing how we know things artistically from how we know things inspirationally.

2. 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 manifests differently in different people, than it cannot have one definition.
(d) If it is the same in everyone, then we should be able to define it.

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

4. What does Socrates tell Ion about a person who can recite poetry well?
(a) Only a person who understands a poem's meaning could be a good reciter.
(b) Memorizing poetry is a way of balancing the soul.
(c) Ion must not know the meaning of poetry if he just memorizes it.
(d) Ion should memorize philosophy instead of poetry.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Thrasymachus first define justice?

2. How does Dimotia characterize love?

3. Socrates claims that he learned about love from which of the following?

4. One large theme that permeates throughout Meno is:

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

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