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. Socrates intends his imagined city to be taken as a symbolic model for__________.
(a) The natural animal kingdom.
(b) Justice personified.
(c) The individual soul.
(d) Collective consciousness.

2. 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.

3. Who is the character who narrates Symposium?
(a) Socrates.
(b) Alcibides.
(c) Agathon.
(d) Appolodorus.

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

5. Describe Meno's appearance and attitude when he meets Socrates.
(a) Old, thoughtful, and wise.
(b) Young and handsome though impulsive and arrogant.
(c) Youthful, though ugly and shy.
(d) Middle- aged and curious.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose stories does Socrates think dangerous for the moral turpitude of his city's citizens?

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

3. Though Glaucon is primarily concerned about justice within the individual, Socrates first begins by analyzing __________.

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

5. In Socrates' ideal city, poets and soothsayers:

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