Great Dialogues Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Meletus <i>claims</i> that Socrates said which of the following?

2. What is a democracy?

3. What is one example that Socrates uses to suggest that the city has already turned against him?

4. From Socrates' point of view, the philosopher is __________ than the tyrant.

5. Adeimantus interrupts Socrates in the beginning of <i>Book VI</i> to ask him ____________.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Socrates is the focal character in most of Plato's work, and. as a result , it is often difficult for one to tell the two apart. Find a section in one of the dialogues where you think Plato might disagree with Socrates' main point and explain why. Use evidence not only from Socrates' words but the words that other characters use to challenge Socrates.

Essay Topic 2

In Apology Socrates claims quite famously that: "the unexamined life is not worth living." Discuss the ramifications of the statement, and prove its validity in your own words. How might a Sophist try to disprove this assertion? How might Socrates answer these rebuttals?

Essay Topic 3

How does Socrates plan for his city's rulers to not be corrupted by power? Do you think his plan is practical?

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