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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. After the verdict, Socrates warns the Athenian jury that________.
(a) If they exile him, he will spread slander about the Athenian justice system
(b) They are acting unjustly by carrying out the entire trial in one day.
(c) If they do not convict him, the public will think them weak.
(d) If they execute him, they will only be hurting themselves, as his role will be impossible to replace.
2. Socrates believes that unjust men_________.
(a) Don't deserve death and should have to live forever.
(b) Will be punished in death.
(c) Will be rewarded by the unjust gods.
(d) Will not necessarily be punished in death.
3. Which one of the following scenarios, according to Socrates, would most likely give rise to a tyrannical government?
(a) A hero completing a mythical quest which bestows immortality upon him.
(b) A military lieutenant from within the general's ranks making a grab for power to control the timocracy.
(c) A merchant purchasing secret information about the government and using it to blackmail congress.
(d) A man, claiming to save the poor from the rich in a democracy, rising to power and being immediately corrupted by it.
4. Socrates believes that a philosopher is best rewarded in death if ________.
(a) His soul continues to survive, while his body is laid to rest.
(b) He is brought back to life.
(c) He becomes a god.
(d) His soul is laid to rest, while his body continues to survive.
5. Tyranny is most likely to occur under which form of government?
6. Who is Evenus of Paros?
(a) One of Socrates' accusers.
(b) The man who will execute Socrates.
(c) A member of the Athenian jury.
(d) A poet and orator who charges five minas for instruction.
7. What is Socrates' view on the nature of death, particularly his own?
(a) He does not believe in an afterlife.
(b) He thinks death a bad thing, but looks forward to it as a means of getting out of prison.
(c) He thinks death is a good thing, though one should not look forward to it.
(d) He hopes for perfect knowledge, but really claims to have no idea what will happen.
8. What does Crito want Socrates to do?
(a) Appeal the conviction entered against Socrates.
(b) Drink hemlock.
(c) Break out of prison and leave Athens.
(d) Stop corrupting his son and the other young people in Greece.
9. According to Socrates, to what does a true philosopher owe his life?
(a) His parents.
(b) His God.
(c) The state.
(d) The people.
10. In Book IX, how does Socrates describe a tyrant?
(a) Tired because he works long hours.
(b) Miserable, living in constant fear.
(c) Elated at his sheer power.
(d) Confused and worried about the wrong things.
11. With whom does Socrates discuss the education of soldiers and philosophers?
12. Socrates argues that the philosopher __________.
(a) Is idle only in body, but not in mind.
(b) Is quick-witted and knows how to get what he wants.
(c) Takes pleasure in knowledge, has a good memory, and is a virtuous person.
(d) Does not take kindly to dissent.
13. Which subject should be taught last in Socrates' curriculum?
(a) Dialectic (the study of reasoning).
(b) Ontology (study of being).
14. Socrates thinks that poets and painters are_____________.
(a) Useless and idle.
(b) Like gods, establishing reality through art.
(c) Imitators, only representing the things they try and capture.
(d) Categorically intelligent.
15. In Socrates' cross-examination of Meletus, how does he make Meletus contradict himself?
(a) By asking Meletus about his family.
(b) Socrates does not make Meletus contradict himself.
(c) By showing that Meletus asserts that Socrates both believes in the gods and doesn't believe in them.
(d) By proving Meletus to be incapable of answering questions.
Short Answer Questions
1. Socrates metaphorically refers to himself as __________,
2. "A good man [who is] grieving," says Socrates," will attempt to moderate his grief through _________."
3. The Athenian jury finds Socrates_________.
4. Socrates believes that the "just man" is _____________.
5. Who said the following: "Whether in battle or in a court of law, or in any other place, he must do what his city and his country order him; or he must change their view of what is just"?
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