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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Describe Thrasymachus' view of Socrates.
2. How does Socrates defend the point that men and women are equal?
3. One virtue that Socrates constantly refers to in his reasoning throughout Book III is_____________.
4. Where is courage found in Socrates' republic?
5. When Meno arrives in Athens, who is accompanying him?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Meno's definition of virtue unsatisfactory for Socrates?
2. Explain Plato's theory of knowledge as recollection.
3. How does Socrates distinguish knowledge known through art from knowledge known through inspiration?
4. What does Cephalus tell Socrates about the key to enjoying old age?
5. What would happen, according to Socrates, if a cobbler exercised the role of a leader?
6. Whom does Adeimantus support? Why?
7. How does Socrates plan to prevent the rulers from becoming tyrants?
8. How should soldiers, according to Socrates, be trained in the ideal republic?
9. Is The Republic only interested in individual justice?
10. What does Diotima teach Socrates about love? How does this compare to Aristophanes' view?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Design your own Platonic dialogue centered around characters that already exist in the works. You may choose from any number of topics including justice, love, mortality/death, friendship, anger, truth, or a concept of your own devising. Make sure to use Socratic techniques such as aporia, cross-examination, and clarification of term in your dialogue.
Essay Topic 2
Many of the dialogues in The Republic take place between Socrates and Glaucon. Whom do you think Plato supports more? Give evidence for your reasoning.
Essay Topic 3
Is the city that Socrates builds in the The Republic actually feasible? Why or why not? Use examples from the text to justify your answer.
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