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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. In the then-present Greece, Socrates believes that __________.
(a) Sophists fill the role of philosophers.
(b) There are very many true philosophers.
(c) There are very few true philosophers.
(d) The rise of a philosopher-king, though desirable, is an impossible scenario.

2. The tyrannical man, according to Socrates, is characterized by___________.
(a) Extreme paranoia.
(b) A quickness to express wayward thoughts.
(c) A lack of temperance or restraint in any of his desires.
(d) Spending money frivolously.

3. According to Socrates' opinion, what does the common man's simple mind cause him to mistake?
(a) Reason for illogic.
(b) Examples for definitions.
(c) Emotions for arguments.
(d) A ceasing of pain for pleasure.

4. In Book X, Socrates returns to a discussion about _________.
(a) Social affairs.
(b) Military Strategy.
(c) Poetry.
(d) Government.

5. How does Socrates regard a democracy?
(a) Socrates thinks it is the best form of government in all cases.
(b) Socrates is only for a democracy if it has a bipartisan senate.
(c) Socrates thinks that the people should be able to choose who leads them.
(d) Socrates thinks democracy is the worst form of government.

Short Answer Questions

1. Socrates believes that the Sophists________________.

2. Socrates' republic would have a ruling _________.

3. After the verdict, Socrates warns the Athenian jury that________.

4. Socrates believes that a philosopher is best rewarded in death if ________.

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why is democracy dangerous, according to Socrates?

5. What are the five tell-tale traits of an aspiring philosopher, according to Socrates?

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

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

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

9. What is the ultimate goal of the philosopher, as explained by Socrates in Book VI? How does he attain this?

10. What does the cave metaphor mean?

(see the answer keys)

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