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. Which of the following does Socrates reason about Ion?
(a) Ion is sad when his crowds are sad and happy when his crowds are happy.
(b) Ion is a handsome, though misguided poet.
(c) Ion must be outside his mind when he recites poetry.
(d) Ion knows more than Socrates.

2. How does Socrates rebut the definition of virtue offered by the poets?
(a) By giving Meno a solid definition of virtue.
(b) By proving to Meno that there are many commonly held virtues.
(c) By instructing Meno that it is impossible to have an abstract entity which moves other things but does not move itself.
(d) By showing Meno that all men desire good things, but that not all men are virtuous.

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

4. According to Socrates' view of justice, a ruler should always:
(a) Strike injustice down with acts of injustice.
(b) Foster a combination of fear and loyalty within his subjects.
(c) Put his own interest before those of his people.
(d) Put the interests of his people before himself.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Cephalus say to Socrates about old age?

2. One large theme that permeates throughout Meno is:

3. Who is the character who narrates Symposium?

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

5. When first asked by Socrates to define virtue, Meno responds with which of the following?

(see the answer key)

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