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. In Ion, Socrates compares Ion to which of the following?
(a) Greek artists and sculptors.
(b) Plato.
(c) Musicians.
(d) Religious prophets.

2. When pressed by Socrates to explain his skill, Ion asserts which of the following?
(a) Socrates should not be asking him questions.
(b) He is unqualified to comment on the artistic value of the his recitations.
(c) When he recites poetry he feels like the poet himself.
(d) When he recites passage about military exploits he cannot tell if he does so with the candor of a general.

3. Who is the last person to leave the symposium?
(a) Socrates.
(b) Diotima.
(c) Aristophenes.
(d) Appolodorus.

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

5. From which poet does Polemarchus derive his definition of justice?
(a) Simonides.
(b) Aristophenes.
(c) Pindar.
(d) Homer.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Republic: Book III, Socrates is first concerned with:

2. One virtue that Socrates constantly refers to in his reasoning throughout Book III is_____________.

3. According to Socrates, what happens when "one [is] mistaken in his judgment, and harms his friends, and helps his enemies, unknowingly"?

4. Why does Socrates discuss Asclepius' philosophy?

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

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