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. What is Socrates' view on the nature of death, particularly his own?

2. According to Socrates, what is the best form of government?

3. In <i>Apology</i>, Socrates defends himself specifically from accusations made by___________.

4. The Athenian jury finds Socrates_________.

5. When he first address the jury, Socrates_________.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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

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

Is Socrates a tragic hero? If yes, what are his hubrius and harmartia? If no, why not?

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