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

2. In Republic: Book III, Socrates is first concerned with:
(a) The corruption of the youth.
(b) Methods of practicing medicine.
(c) A citizens' revolt.
(d) The end of the world.

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

4. In order to respond to Glaucon's objections, Socrates ___________________.
(a) Posits an ideal city so that he might discover where justice comes from.
(b) Changes the subject completely.
(c) Analogizes justice to fine skills like woodworking and carpentry.
(d) Tries to find justice in animals before finding justice in humans.

5. How does Dimotia characterize love?
(a) Crude and deceitful, like the desire for immortality.
(b) Curious and enigmatic, like the Gods.
(c) Beautiful and pure, like virtue or reason.
(d) Grounded and rational, like a mathematical equation.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Ion admits to Socrates that he can only recite one poet's work well, Socrates is puzzled by which of the following?

2. What analogies does Socrates employ to refute Thrasymachus' position on justice?

3. Ion is renowned for his ability to recite which famous poet?

4. Which demographic of the Athenian population does Socrates single out for discussion?

5. According to Socrates, what are the two ways of training the soul?

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