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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. One theme that is present in Book X, and in other dialogues is______________.
(a) The myth of reincarnation.
(b) The immortality of the soul.
(c) Learning as recalled knowledge.
(d) Platonic forms manifest on earth.

2. Socrates thinks that poets and painters are_____________.
(a) Like gods, establishing reality through art.
(b) Imitators, only representing the things they try and capture.
(c) Useless and idle.
(d) Categorically intelligent.

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

4. When he first address the jury, Socrates_________.
(a) Asks a lot of questions.
(b) Vehemently denies the accusations against him.
(c) Says he will not fight the slander of others with slander.
(d) Excuses himself for speaking in common language familiar to him.

5. How does Crito plan to aid Socrates?
(a) Crito wants to secretly bring Socrates food.
(b) Formally appeal Socrates' case to a superior court.
(c) Crito doesn't want to help Socrates.
(d) By using his wealth and influence, Crito plans to get Socrates out of prison.

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

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

8. According to Socrates, how should a good philosopher rule?
(a) Rule, but willingly so.
(b) Rule, but unwillingly so.
(c) Not associate with politics.
(d) Never rule because absolute power corrupts absolutely.

9. In Socrates' cross-examination of Meletus, how does he make Meletus contradict himself?
(a) Socrates does not make Meletus contradict himself.
(b) By proving Meletus to be incapable of answering questions.
(c) By showing that Meletus asserts that Socrates both believes in the gods and doesn't believe in them.
(d) By asking Meletus about his family.

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

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

12. In Book X, Socrates returns to a discussion about _________.
(a) Military Strategy.
(b) Social affairs.
(c) Government.
(d) Poetry.

13. In Book IX, the democratic man is described by Socrates as one who_________.
(a) Is just as evil as the tyrannical man.
(b) Cares only for himself.
(c) Is the most virtuous type of person.
(d) Will not fulfill his perverse desires because he has a conscience.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Meletus claims that Socrates said which of the following?

3. Wise souls, Socrates asserts, will always choose paths of_________.

4. In his discussion of education, Socrates says that arithmetic, geometry, and physics are worthwhile pursuits for which two groups of people?

5. Socrates is primarily charged with________________.

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