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 are the three social classes in the republic, according to Socrates?
(a) The working-class, the soldiers, and the rulers.
(b) The rich, the poor, and the middle class.
(c) The leaders, the rebels, and everyone else.
(d) The philosophers, the sophists, and the warriors.

2. What is one example that Socrates uses to suggest that the city has already turned against him?
(a) Aristophanes' play Clouds.
(b) His conversation with Meno before the hearing.
(c) The uproar in the courtroom when he speaks.
(d) Gorgias of Leontini's Poetics.

3. After a philosopher's formal education is complete in the Republic, what does Socrates' think is the next step in his training?
(a) Living abroad and returning only when summoned.
(b) Going into the street and spreading his knowledge to the masses.
(c) Working towards a professorship.
(d) Holding a military post in order to see if he can resist temptation in the field.

4. Socrates is primarily charged with________________.
(a) Forsaking the laws and disobeying his superiors.
(b) Failing to appear in court previously.
(c) Violent public speech acts.
(d) Making the weaker arguments the stronger, corrupting the youth, and impiety.

5. What is one of the reasons that Crito offers for coming to visit Socrates?
(a) Crito misses Socrates.
(b) Crito wants to find out what to do with Socrates' sons.
(c) If Crito didn't come to try to rescue Socrates, it would reflect poorly on himself and Socrates' supporters.
(d) Socrates asked Crito to come.

Short Answer Questions

1. Socrates intends his imagined city to be taken as a symbolic model for__________.

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

3. Which one of the following scenarios, according to Socrates, would most likely give rise to a tyrannical government?

4. In the dialogue, Meno blames the confusion in his speech on which of the following?

5. Who said the following: "Whether in battle or in a court of law, or in any other place, he must do what his city and his country order him; or he must change their view of what is just"?

(see the answer key)

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