Great Dialogues Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Socrates rebut the definition of virtue offered by the poets?
(a) By proving to Meno that there are many commonly held virtues.
(b) By instructing Meno that it is impossible to have an abstract entity which moves other things but does not move itself.
(c) By showing Meno that all men desire good things, but that not all men are virtuous.
(d) By giving Meno a solid definition of virtue.

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

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

4. Who is the last person to leave the symposium?
(a) Appolodorus.
(b) Aristophenes.
(c) Diotima.
(d) Socrates.

5. How does Socrates regard a democracy?
(a) Socrates thinks democracy is the worst form of government.
(b) Socrates is only for a democracy if it has a bipartisan senate.
(c) Socrates thinks it is the best form of government in all cases.
(d) Socrates thinks that the people should be able to choose who leads them.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. In Socrates' republic, judges must__________.

5. Wise souls, Socrates asserts, will always choose paths of_________.

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