Great Dialogues Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Socrates speak about dogs and other animals to Glaucon?
(a) To establish grounds for a society in which people function like animals in a natural kingdom.
(b) In order to show, by analogy, that it is difficult albeit not impossible to have people who are both gentle and aggressive.
(c) In hopes of finding the source of virtue.
(d) Socrates likes animals more than people.

2. According to Socrates, what are the two ways of training the soul?
(a) Mediation and medicine.
(b) Conversation with oneself and with others.
(c) Physical exercise and literary education.
(d) Religion and philosophy.

3. Which demographic of the Athenian population does Socrates single out for discussion?
(a) The citizens.
(b) The lawyers.
(c) The soldiers.
(d) The sophists.

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

5. Who is the surprise visitor to the symposium, and why does he come?
(a) Appolodorus comes because he is angry he wasn't invited.
(b) Alcibiades comes because he is drunk and wants to seduce Socrates.
(c) There is no surprise visitor.
(d) Aristotle arrives late because he traveled farther than the others.

Short Answer Questions

1. In <i>Ion</i>, Socrates is concerned primarily with which of the following?

2. In his first argument, Glaucon asserts that is better to __________.

3. In <i>Republic: Book III</i>, Socrates is first concerned with:

4. At whose house does the Symposium take place?

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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