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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does <i>Crito</i> take place?
(a) A temple.
(b) A jail.
(c) The marketplace at Athens.
(d) Agathon's house.

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

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

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

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

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

7. 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) Craftsmen and politicians.
(c) Philosophers and military generals.
(d) Philosophers and merchants.

8. According to Socrates' points in <i>Book IV</i>, the soul of a philosopher_____________________.
(a) Can be used for good and evil alike.
(b) Is easily persuadable.
(c) Does not concern Socrates.
(d) Is better than the soul of a common man.

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

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

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

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

13. In the then-present Greece, Socrates believes that __________.
(a) The rise of a philosopher-king, though desirable, is an impossible scenario.
(b) There are very many true philosophers.
(c) There are very few true philosophers.
(d) Sophists fill the role of philosophers.

14. To Socrates, government is best analogized as being similar to the human _________.
(a) Heart.
(b) Soul.
(c) Limbs.
(d) Brain.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Whom does Socrates think is the fourth (and least) happiest social class of man in the republic?

2. Which subject should be taught last in Socrates' curriculum?

3. Socrates believes that the "just man" is _____________.

4. In Socrates' cross-examination of Meletus, how does he make Meletus contradict himself?

5. The tyrannical man, according to Socrates, is characterized by___________.

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