Great Dialogues Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Socrates' republic would have a ruling _________.
(a) Timocracy.
(b) Aristocracy.
(c) Democracy.
(d) Monarchy.

2. Describe Thrasymachus' view of Socrates.
(a) He likes the Socratic method of reasoning.
(b) He chastizes Socrates for asking questions freely, but dodging them when he is asked a question himself.
(c) He can't follow Socrates' logic.
(d) He hates Socrates and thinks Socrates is stupid.

3. What is an aristocracy?
(a) Rule by the elite.
(b) Rule by poor.
(c) Rule by a family.
(d) Rule by the millitary.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Socrates in Book VII, how many years must a philosopher work after finishing his education in order to become a ruler?

2. Why is Socrates worried about literature which contains wayward characters?

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

4. In Book V, what is the philosopher concerned with, according to Socrates?

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

(see the answer key)

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