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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. How does Socrates regard a timocracy?
(a) Socrates claims that honor and passion of a military leader, while not unjust, are imperfect qualities that you don't want in a leader.
(b) Socrates thinks that timocracy is the best form of government in all cases.
(c) Socrates wonders about the possibility of military rule.
(d) Socrates thinks that timocracy is the worst form of government.

2. As a consequence of misology, or a hatred of logic/reasoning, Socrates explains how the common man has trouble_________.
(a) Serving his state.
(b) Speaking literally.
(c) Apprehending absolute truths.
(d) Apprehending simple concepts.

3. 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"?
(a) Phaedo's assistant.
(b) A prison guard.
(c) Socrates' son.
(d) One of Socrates' students.

4. How does Socrates regard an oligarchy?
(a) Socrates claims that oligarchy is dangerous because it often leads to an impoverished public.
(b) Socrates thinks that class divisions are crucial to the success of an oligarchy.
(c) Socrates thinks that oligarchy is the best form of government in all cases.
(d) Socrates asserts that an oligarchy is worse than a democracy.

5. In Apology, Socrates defends himself specifically from accusations made by___________.
(a) Evenus of Paros.
(b) Meno.
(c) Meletus.
(d) The Sophists and the Arians.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Evenus of Paros?

2. According to Socrates' opinion, what is the third happiest social class of man in the world?

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

4. According to Socrates' points in Book IV, the soul of a philosopher_____________________.

5. To Socrates, government is best analogized as being similar to the human _________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why are poets dangerous, according to Socrates?

2. How does Socrates defend against Meletus' chargers of impiety?

3. Why is the tyrannical man the most miserable, according to Socrates?

4. Characterize the nature of Socrates' speech in his own defense.

5. Why does Socrates think that the philosopher is always the happiest man in the state?

6. If one cannot live like a philosopher, what does Socrates think he should do?

7. Why does Socrates think that the forms of government are like forms in the human soul?

8. Why does Socrates think the Sophists are evil?

9. What is the point of Socrates' discussion of evil and injustice after death?

10. What happens to the soul after it is dead, according to Socrates?

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