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. What is the major point of Aristophanes' speech?
(a) Love is the desire for unity, because man and woman were once a unified being.
(b) Men loving woman is necessarily better than men loving men, because the former allows for procreation.
(c) Everything eventually dies, so it is pointless to love anything.
(d) Love is as complicated and confusing as good poetry.

2. When Ion admits to Socrates that he can only recite one poet's work well, Socrates is puzzled by which of the following?
(a) Ion's desire to speak with Socrates about his work.
(b) How an artistic skill can be limited in its expertise.
(c) Ion's hesitation to answer questions about his family.
(d) How Ion considers himself a philosopher.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How are leaders chosen in Socrates' ideal republic?

3. From which poet does Polemarchus derive his definition of justice?

4. According to Socrates' insinuation, artistic knowledge is characterized as which of the following?

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

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