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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why is Phaedo important?
(a) Because he personally executed Socrates.
(b) Because he was present at Socrates execution and spoke with Socrates before he died.
(c) Because he tried to break Socrates out of prison.
(d) Because Socrates willed Phaedo everything that Socrates owned.

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

3. What must the philosopher, according to Socrates in <i>Book VI</i>, employ in order to attain knowledge of "absolute good"?
(a) Judgment against "absolute evil."
(b) Guessing and hoping he gets lucky.
(c) Public opinion of theoretical subjects.
(d) Hypotheses about what is good in the world.

4. Socrates believes that a philosopher is best rewarded in death if ________.
(a) He is brought back to life.
(b) His soul is laid to rest, while his body continues to survive.
(c) He becomes a god.
(d) His soul continues to survive, while his body is laid to rest.

5. What does Socrates think his dream means?
(a) The boat which was supposed to arrive the same day, would not arrive until tomorrow, thereby delaying his execution.
(b) The kingdom of man is not so different from the animal kingdom.
(c) A foreshadowed vision of Crito coming to visit him.
(d) Socrates will go to heaven after he dies.

6. After a philosopher's formal education is complete in the Republic, what does Socrates' think is the next step in his training?
(a) Holding a military post in order to see if he can resist temptation in the field.
(b) Working towards a professorship.
(c) Living abroad and returning only when summoned.
(d) Going into the street and spreading his knowledge to the masses.

7. 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.

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

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

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

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

12. What is Socrates' view on the nature of death, particularly his own?
(a) He does not believe in an afterlife.
(b) He thinks death is a good thing, though one should not look forward to it.
(c) He thinks death a bad thing, but looks forward to it as a means of getting out of prison.
(d) He hopes for perfect knowledge, but really claims to have no idea what will happen.

13. According to Socrates, what is the best form of government?
(a) Timocracy.
(b) Oligarchy.
(c) Aristocracy.
(d) Democracy.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When he first address the jury, Socrates_________.

2. Meletus <i>claims</i> that Socrates said which of the following?

3. According to Socrates' points in <i>Book IV</i>, the soul of a philosopher_____________________.

4. In <i>Book IX</i>,what is the soldier's deepest pleasure?

5. Who is Evenus of Paros?

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