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Multiple Choice Questions

1. If led by true philosophers, Socrates argues that the republic would__________________.
(a) Deal justly with foreigners.
(b) Be the most powerful state in the world.
(c) Reflect the same perfect justice, beauty, and goodness of its leaders.
(d) Not negotiate with other nations.

2. The tyrannical man, according to Socrates, is characterized by___________.
(a) Spending money frivolously.
(b) A quickness to express wayward thoughts.
(c) Extreme paranoia.
(d) A lack of temperance or restraint in any of his desires.

3. According to Socrates, what did the Oracle at Delphi tell Socrates and Cherephon?
(a) Socrates was the wisest man alive.
(b) Socrates would be executed if he returned to Athens.
(c) The Thirty Tyrants would bring times of war followed by prosperity.
(d) The Oracle would not speak to Socrates and Cherephon.

4. What assertion is made by Socrates when he responds to Adeimantus' point?
(a) Students become philosophers when they stop asking such questions.
(b) True philosophers are more concerned with absolute truth to the opinion of the masses, and only Sophists are evil.
(c) Philosophers make the best rulers.
(d) Philosophy is neither an activity nor a profession, but a calling.

5. According to Socrates' radical math, the tyrant's life is 729 times________.
(a) More worthy than an elected leader's life.
(b) Less exciting than the soldier's life.
(c) More laudable than the common man's life.
(d) Less pleasant than the philosopher's life.

6. In his discussion of education, Socrates says that arithmetic, geometry, and physics are worthwhile pursuits for which two groups of people?
(a) Traders and servants.
(b) Philosophers and merchants.
(c) Philosophers and military generals.
(d) Craftsmen and politicians.

7. Socrates firmly believes that poets ______________.
(a) Know exactly of what they are speaking.
(b) Should be allowed to recite in the streets.
(c) Should be banished from his city.
(d) Are correct about the afterlife.

8. According to Socrates' opinion, what does the common man's simple mind cause him to mistake?
(a) Reason for illogic.
(b) Examples for definitions.
(c) A ceasing of pain for pleasure.
(d) Emotions for arguments.

9. How does Socrates regard a timocracy?
(a) Socrates thinks that timocracy is the worst form of government.
(b) Socrates thinks that timocracy is the best form of government in all cases.
(c) Socrates wonders about the possibility of military rule.
(d) Socrates claims that honor and passion of a military leader, while not unjust, are imperfect qualities that you don't want in a leader.

10. According to Socrates, to what does a true philosopher owe his life?
(a) The state.
(b) His parents.
(c) The people.
(d) His God.

11. Why would candidates for a philosopher-king class in the republic be tested?
(a) To enjoy a life of task and reward.
(b) To prove that they are stronger than their adversaries.
(c) To ensure that they can endure different types of intellectual life.
(d) To show that they have no skeletons in their closets.

12. The evil of the soul, explained in <i>Book X</i> by Socrates, is ___________.
(a) Treason.
(b) Injustice.
(c) Dishonesty.
(d) Fire.

13. Meletus <i>claims</i> that Socrates said which of the following?
(a) "There is no good reason to follow Athenian law."
(b) "That the gods do not exist."
(c) "That the sun's a stone and the moon is earth."
(d) "Everything is unified and there is no such thing as particulars."

14. Who is Evenus of Paros?
(a) A member of the Athenian jury.
(b) A poet and orator who charges five minas for instruction.
(c) One of Socrates' accusers.
(d) The man who will execute Socrates.

15. According to Socrates' opinion, what is the second happiest social class of man in the world?
(a) The tyrant.
(b) The merchant.
(c) The timocratic man.
(d) The democratic man.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who said, "the unexamined life is not worth living"?

2. One theme that is present in <i>Book X</i>, and in other dialogues is______________.

3. In <i>Book X</i>, Socrates returns to a discussion about _________.

4. In <i>Book IX</i>, the democratic man is described by Socrates as one who_________.

5. When Phaedo first arrives at the prison, what is Socrates doing?

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