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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Socrates is primarily charged with________________.
(a) Forsaking the laws and disobeying his superiors.
(b) Making the weaker arguments the stronger, corrupting the youth, and impiety.
(c) Violent public speech acts.
(d) Failing to appear in court previously.

2. What is an aristocracy?
(a) Rule by the elite.
(b) Rule by a family.
(c) Rule by the millitary.
(d) Rule by poor.

3. What does Crito want Socrates to do?
(a) Drink hemlock.
(b) Break out of prison and leave Athens.
(c) Appeal the conviction entered against Socrates.
(d) Stop corrupting his son and the other young people in Greece.

4. 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 simple concepts.
(d) Apprehending absolute truths.

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

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

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

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

9. Socrates firmly believes that poetry _____________.
(a) Must be philosophy to be considered poetry.
(b) Is philosophy of the heart.
(c) Tends to prevent men from leading good lives.
(d) Is instrumental in helping the common man understand larger issues.

10. With whom does Socrates discuss the education of soldiers and philosophers?
(a) Meno.
(b) Adeimantus.
(c) Glaucon.
(d) Agathon.

11. Which subject should be taught last in Socrates' curriculum?
(a) Mathematics.
(b) Logic.
(c) Ontology (study of being).
(d) Dialectic (the study of reasoning).

12. Philosophers, according to Socrates' analogy, are which of the following?
(a) Wind making the willows flap.
(b) The farmers who cut the chickens' heads off.
(c) The parasite sitting in the beast's stomach, making it hungry.
(d) Men freed from the cave, seeing the shadow puppets for what they are.

13. Tyranny is most likely to occur under which form of government?
(a) Aristocracy.
(b) Democracy.
(c) Timocracy.
(d) Oligarchy.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is one of the reasons that Crito offers for coming to visit Socrates?

2. From Socrates' point of view, the philosopher is __________ than the tyrant.

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

4. The Athenian jury finds Socrates_________.

5. In Book IX, what is the philosopher's deepest pleasure?

(see the answer keys)

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