Great Dialogues Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Phaedo.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What counter-example does Socrates employ as evidence that a state is flawed?
(a) "Rich" soldiers in other cities make poor soldiers and poor leaders.
(b) Diplomats make more money than labors in problematic regions.
(c) When innocent men are sentenced to death, a state is flawed.
(d) Poor doctors exist where there are poor statesmen.

2. Socrates believes that unjust men_________.
(a) Will be rewarded by the unjust gods.
(b) Don't deserve death and should have to live forever.
(c) Will not necessarily be punished in death.
(d) Will be punished in death.

3. In Socrates' ideal nation, literature which depicts the afterlife should depict it as___________.
(a) Positive.
(b) Foreboding.
(c) Mysterious.
(d) Negative.

4. Socrates argues that laws are___________.
(a) Rigid and static, unlike the people they control.
(b) Affected by the flow of everyday life, and thus should not be formulated individually.
(c) Worthy formal pursuits.
(d) Misguided because no one law holds true categorically.

5. What does Cephalus say to Socrates about old age?
(a) Wisdom is not worth death.
(b) Aging takes the life out of one's body.
(c) Most people think it is a curse, but one can enjoy freedom from youth's passions.
(d) Old age is the same as youth, it just depends on one's perspective.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Socrates speak about dogs and other animals to Glaucon?

2. What is Crito's relationship to Socrates?

3. In the then-present Greece, Socrates believes that __________.

4. When Cephalus tends to his sacrifice, who immediately takes his place in conversation with Socrates?

5. Who is Glaucon?

(see the answer key)

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