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. Who says, at the very end of Book II, "I completely endorse these patterns, and I would enact them as laws"?
(a) Socrates.
(b) Glaucon.
(c) Thrasymachus.
(d) Adeimantus.

2. Which of the following does Socrates reason about poetry?
(a) A poem's content cannot belong to the one who recites it.
(b) Poetry was not meant to be read aloud.
(c) If poetry consists of statements which belong to other arts, then such "other arts" are actually one thing.
(d) A poem's content always belongs to the one who recites it.

3. Though Glaucon is primarily concerned about justice within the individual, Socrates first begins by analyzing __________.
(a) Glaucon's own virtue.
(b) Justice as it relates to an entire city's population.
(c) Virtue as it is demanded of the city's leaders.
(d) Justice as it relates to a small family.

4. Before Socrates delivers his speech, he cross- examines Agathon about which of the following?
(a) Whether love is necessarily beautiful.
(b) Agathon's poetic license.
(c) How one can know that he is truly in love.
(d) Whether loves is necessarily possible.

5. In his first argument, Glaucon asserts that is better to __________.
(a) Appear just than actually be just.
(b) Be unjust than appear unjust.
(c) Appear unjust than actually be just.
(d) Be just than appear just.

Short Answer Questions

1. When he first meets Socrates, Meno asks the following question:

2. What types of stories, according to Socrates, ought we to read to children when they are very young?

3. When pressed by Socrates to explain his skill, Ion asserts which of the following?

4. According to Socrates, where would the republic's leaders live?

5. At whose house does the Symposium take place?

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