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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Wise souls, Socrates asserts, will always choose paths of_________.
(a) Avarice.
(b) Pedagogy.
(c) Virtue.
(d) Greed.

2. As a consequence of misology, or a hatred of logic/reasoning, Socrates explains how the common man has trouble_________.
(a) Speaking literally.
(b) Serving his state.
(c) Apprehending absolute truths.
(d) Apprehending simple concepts.

3. What is timocracy?
(a) Rule by the poor.
(b) Rule by the rich.
(c) Rule by the elite.
(d) Rule by the military.

4. Adeimantus interrupts Socrates in the beginning of Book VI to ask him ____________.
(a) Why philosophers are either useless or evil.
(b) Why he wants philosophers to rule the city.
(c) When students get to become full-fledged philosophers.
(d) Whether philosophy is an activity or a profession.

5. The Athenian jury finds Socrates_________.
(a) Innocent and acquits him of all charges.
(b) Guilty and sentences him to exile.
(c) Innocent on some charges but guilty on others.
(d) Guilty and sentences him to death.

6. What is an oligarchy?
(a) Rule by the rich.
(b) Rule by the military.
(c) Rule by the poor.
(d) Rule by the elite.

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

8. Socrates' republic would have a ruling _________.
(a) Democracy.
(b) Monarchy.
(c) Aristocracy.
(d) Timocracy.

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

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

11. Whom does Socrates think is the fourth (and least) happiest social class of man in the republic?
(a) The tyrant.
(b) The king.
(c) The democratic man.
(d) The aristocrat.

12. 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) Less pleasant than the philosopher's life.
(d) More laudable than the common man's life.

13. Who said, "the unexamined life is not worth living"?
(a) Meletus.
(b) An unnamed member of the Athenian Council.
(c) Cherephon.
(d) Socrates.

14. Socrates believes that the "just man" is _____________.
(a) A friend of the gods and will be rewarded for being so.
(b) Bound only to enjoy his goodness while he is alive.
(c) An enemy to unjust gods.
(d) An enemy to himself.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why would candidates for a philosopher-king class in the republic be tested?

2. Socrates thinks that poets and painters are_____________.

3. In Apology, Socrates defends himself specifically from accusations made by___________.

4. In Book VII Socrates weaves an analogy suggesting that the common man is like________.

5. In Book IX, how does Socrates describe a tyrant?

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