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

2. According to Socrates, where would the republic's leaders live?
(a) In a palace in the country's largest city.
(b) In the Academy.
(c) Separately from the citizens.
(d) Among the citizens.

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

4. Why does Socrates speak about dogs and other animals to Glaucon?
(a) Socrates likes animals more than people.
(b) In order to show, by analogy, that it is difficult albeit not impossible to have people who are both gentle and aggressive.
(c) To establish grounds for a society in which people function like animals in a natural kingdom.
(d) In hopes of finding the source of virtue.

5. How does Thrasymachus first define justice?
(a) "Acting selflessly, so that the kingdom may prosper."
(b) "Nothing other than the advantage of the stronger."
(c) "Being impartial and unbiased in all decisions."
(d) "Making laws to one's own disadvantage."

Short Answer Questions

1. When Meno arrives in Athens, who is accompanying him?

2. To understand Ion's poetically inspired spirit, Socrates employs a metaphor of which of the following?

3. Whose stories does Socrates think dangerous for the moral turpitude of his city's citizens?

4. What are the three social classes in the republic, according to Socrates?

5. Describe Meno's appearance and attitude when he meets Socrates.

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