Great Dialogues Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Cephalus tends to his sacrifice, who immediately takes his place in conversation with Socrates?
(a) Aristotle.
(b) Polemarchus.
(c) Glaucon.
(d) Thrasymachus.

2. When he first meets Socrates, Meno asks the following question:
(a) Is virtue taught, or is it inherent to good people?
(b) How do we know if what we are seeing in the physical world actually exists?
(c) Is justice necessarily a good thing?
(d) Where he can learn how to be a philosopher?

3. 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) An eye attempting to see itself, explaining how our mental visions are limited by the bounds of our brain.
(c) A newly born start to explain how small and insignificant our world is in the greater picture.
(d) A dying animal to explain how the sole individual is part of a significant collective.

4. In <i>Ion</i>, Socrates concludes that Ion's ability to memorize poetry is which of the following?
(a) Not proof that he knows what it actually means.
(b) Proof that he knows what it actually means.
(c) An art that he learned from others.
(d) Divinely inspired, just like the very poets whom Ion recites.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Socrates refute Polemarchus' definition of justice?

2. In order to respond to Glaucon's objections, Socrates ___________________.

3. Why does Glaucon continue conversing with Socrates?

4. Toward the end of <i>Book IV</i> Socrates weaves an analogy between________________.

5. Socrates intends his imagined city to be taken as a symbolic model for__________.

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