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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Which one of the following scenarios, according to Socrates, would most likely give rise to a tyrannical government?
(a) A man, claiming to save the poor from the rich in a democracy, rising to power and being immediately corrupted by it.
(b) A hero completing a mythical quest which bestows immortality upon him.
(c) A merchant purchasing secret information about the government and using it to blackmail congress.
(d) A military lieutenant from within the general's ranks making a grab for power to control the timocracy.

4. Who is Cebes?
(a) Husband and wife.
(b) Son and father.
(c) Slave and master.
(d) Ally and enemy.

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

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

7. How does Socrates regard a democracy?
(a) Socrates thinks democracy is the worst form of government.
(b) Socrates is only for a democracy if it has a bipartisan senate.
(c) Socrates thinks it is the best form of government in all cases.
(d) Socrates thinks that the people should be able to choose who leads them.

8. In Book IX,what is the soldier's deepest pleasure?
(a) Truth.
(b) Honor.
(c) Material gain.
(d) Strength.

9. Socrates concludes Book X with a theory of _______________.
(a) Reverse psychology.
(b) Revolution for the government.
(c) Metaphysical phenomenology.
(d) Reincarnation of souls.

10. In Book IX, what is the philosopher's deepest pleasure?
(a) Truth.
(b) Material gain.
(c) Passion.
(d) Honor.

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

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

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

14. In Apology, Socrates defends himself specifically from accusations made by___________.
(a) Evenus of Paros.
(b) Meletus.
(c) The Sophists and the Arians.
(d) Meno.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following ideas are not mentioned in Book VI?

2. According to Socrates, what is the best form of government?

3. According to Socrates in Book VII, how many years must a philosopher work after finishing his education in order to become a ruler?

4. What does Crito want Socrates to do?

5. With whom does Socrates discuss the education of soldiers and philosophers?

(see the answer keys)

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