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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. According to Socrates, to what does a true philosopher owe his life?
(a) The state.
(b) His God.
(c) The people.
(d) His parents.

2. Wise souls, Socrates asserts, will always choose paths of_________.
(a) Avarice.
(b) Pedagogy.
(c) Virtue.
(d) Greed.

3. What does Crito want Socrates to do?
(a) Stop corrupting his son and the other young people in Greece.
(b) Drink hemlock.
(c) Appeal the conviction entered against Socrates.
(d) Break out of prison and leave Athens.

4. According to Socrates, how should a good philosopher rule?
(a) Not associate with politics.
(b) Rule, but willingly so.
(c) Rule, but unwillingly so.
(d) Never rule because absolute power corrupts absolutely.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Socrates' radical math, the tyrant's life is 729 times________.

2. Socrates argues that the philosopher __________.

3. Who said, "the unexamined life is not worth living"?

4. Socrates is primarily charged with________________.

5. Meletus claims that Socrates said which of the following?

Short Essay Questions

1. What, does Socrates think, is the best form of government?

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

3. Why are poets dangerous, according to Socrates?

4. Why can't the common man see the world like the philosopher, according to Socrates?

5. Describe Socrates view of death and its role for the philosopher.

6. Describe Crito's and Socrates' relationship. Why is this important to the dialogue?

7. Why does Socrates say in Book VII that "philosophers don't want to rule"?

8. Why does Socrates think that aspiring philosophers should be instructed in dialectic only at the end of their educations?

9. Why does Socrates think the Sophists are evil?

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

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