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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. Socrates believes that unjust men_________.
(a) Will be rewarded by the unjust gods.
(b) Will not necessarily be punished in death.
(c) Will be punished in death.
(d) Don't deserve death and should have to live forever.

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

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

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

5. Socrates' republic would have a ruling _________.
(a) Democracy.
(b) Aristocracy.
(c) Monarchy.
(d) Timocracy.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Phaedo first arrives at the prison, what is Socrates doing?

2. According to Socrates, what did the Oracle at Delphi tell Socrates and Cherephon?

3. According to Socrates' opinion, what does the common man's simple mind cause him to mistake?

4. 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"?

5. As a consequence of an elevated state of mind, Socrates explains that philosophers often have trouble_________.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How is the entire Apology an example of Socratic wisdom in practice?

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

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

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

6. Which trumps the other, according to Socrates, the laws of Athens or the gods?

7. What does the cave metaphor mean?

8. How can tyranny arise in a democratic state?

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

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

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