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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. In Ion, Socrates is concerned primarily with which of the following?
2. In Ion, Socrates concludes that Ion's ability to memorize poetry is which of the following?
3. Glaucon offers Socrates a proof that ____________________.
4. By the end of Book IV Socrates has still not proved _______________.
5. According to Socrates, what are the two ways of training the soul?
Short Essay Questions
1. Where, according to Socrates, does virtue reside? How does virtue relate to the dichotomy of opinion and knowledge?
2. What is the purpose of Alcibiades late-night intrusion into the Symposium? What does he talk about?
3. What is Socrates ultimate conclusion about the function of justice?
4. What is Polemarchus main mistake in defining justice as "benefiting one's friends and harming one's enemies"?
5. How is the story of the Symposium framed? How does this relate to the cultural values of the Greeks?
6. What does Glaucon argue for?
7. What does Diotima teach Socrates about love? How does this compare to Aristophanes' view?
8. What is an art, according to Socrates?
9. How does Socrates distinguish knowledge known through art from knowledge known through inspiration?
10. Why aren't the soldiers in Socrates' republic well compensated?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How does Plato, in the Great Dialogues, separate himself from Socrates? To answer this you may note one major difference between Socrates' and Plato's ideas. To what to do you attribute this disagreement? What does this tell you about the relationship between Plato and Socrates?
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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