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 must the philosopher, according to Socrates in Book VI, employ in order to attain knowledge of "absolute good"?
(a) Judgment against "absolute evil."
(b) Guessing and hoping he gets lucky.
(c) Public opinion of theoretical subjects.
(d) Hypotheses about what is good in the world.

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

3. To Socrates, government is best analogized as being similar to the human _________.
(a) Limbs.
(b) Brain.
(c) Soul.
(d) Heart.

4. Which of the following does Socrates reason about poetry?
(a) If poetry consists of statements which belong to other arts, then such "other arts" are actually one thing.
(b) A poem's content always belongs to the one who recites it.
(c) Poetry was not meant to be read aloud.
(d) A poem's content cannot belong to the one who recites it.

5. In Book IX, what is the common man's deepest pleasure?
(a) Sex.
(b) Truth.
(c) Philosophy.
(d) Material gain.

Short Answer Questions

1. Socrates thinks that poets and painters are_____________.

2. What does Cephalus say to Socrates about old age?

3. How does Socrates refute Polemarchus' definition of justice?

4. After the verdict, Socrates warns the Athenian jury that________.

5. What is an aristocracy?

(see the answer key)

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