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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When he first meets Socrates, Meno asks the following question:
(a) How do we know if what we are seeing in the physical world actually exists?
(b) Is justice necessarily a good thing?
(c) Is virtue taught, or is it inherent to good people?
(d) Where he can learn how to be a philosopher?

2. What do Socrates' interlocutors object to in the beginning of Book V?
(a) All children and women should be shared (and raised) in common.
(b) All property would be owned by a family.
(c) They do not give Socrates any objections until later in the dialogue.
(d) Children must be born on the 7th of the month.

3. Where is courage found in Socrates' republic?
(a) In the labors who toil in the sun.
(b) In the soldiers who fight for it.
(c) In the academics who strive for truth.
(d) In the lawyers and judges who fight injustice.

4. Socrates intends his imagined city to be taken as a symbolic model for__________.
(a) The individual soul.
(b) Justice personified.
(c) The natural animal kingdom.
(d) Collective consciousness.

5. When Ion admits to Socrates that he can only recite one poet's work well, Socrates is puzzled by which of the following?
(a) Ion's hesitation to answer questions about his family.
(b) How an artistic skill can be limited in its expertise.
(c) How Ion considers himself a philosopher.
(d) Ion's desire to speak with Socrates about his work.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the beginning of Book IV, Adeimantus ask Socrates__________________.

2. How does Polemarchus define justice?

3. How does Dimotia characterize love?

4. How are leaders chosen in Socrates' ideal republic?

5. Whose stories does Socrates think dangerous for the moral turpitude of his city's citizens?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the crucial difference, according to Socrates, between the common man and the philosopher?

2. How is the story of the Symposium framed? How does this relate to the cultural values of the Greeks?

3. What is an art, according to Socrates?

4. What does Cephalus tell Socrates about the key to enjoying old age?

5. What is the purpose of Alcibiades late-night intrusion into the Symposium? What does he talk about?

6. Does Thrasymachus like Socrates? Why or why not?

7. Why does Socrates want to censor literature in his republic?

8. Does Socrates believe that his theoretical republic is a realistic political plan for a city?

9. What is Socrates' plan for the familial arrangement of the republic?

10. What is Socrates' view on poets and soothsayers?

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