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. One large theme that permeates throughout Meno is:
(a) There can never be universal ethics.
(b) Learning is really a recollection of old knowledge.
(c) Non- virtuous people can still perform virtuous actions
(d) A proposition can only be deemed valid if it is testable in the empirical world.

2. Why is Socrates worried about literature which contains wayward characters?
(a) He wants every story for have a moral.
(b) Socrates is not worried about such fictional characters.
(c) Socrates hates fiction.
(d) He thinks that people will imitate such characters.

3. How does Socrates refute Polemarchus' definition of justice?
(a) Socrates reasons that it is impossible to determine what is fair in every situation.
(b) Socrates asserts that doing evil, even to an evil man, makes the doer unjust.
(c) Socrates shows Polemarchus that every man is intrinsically free, regardless of the law.
(d) Socrates shows Polemarchus that stealing from the rich is unjust.

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

5. What counter-example does Socrates employ as evidence that a state is flawed?
(a) When innocent men are sentenced to death, a state is flawed.
(b) "Rich" soldiers in other cities make poor soldiers and poor leaders.
(c) Poor doctors exist where there are poor statesmen.
(d) Diplomats make more money than labors in problematic regions.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are "the three"?

2. According to Socrates' view of justice, a ruler should always:

3. Who is Asclepius?

4. Which of the following does Socrates reason about poetry?

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

(see the answer key)

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