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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the one thing sophists tried to avoid?
(a) Pain.
(b) Corruption.
(c) Falsity.
(d) Criticism.

2. Who said Simonides thought noble men were bad?
(a) Protagoras.
(b) Prodicus.
(c) Socrates.
(d) Hippocrates.

3. What did Hippocrates NOT care about in his education?
(a) Learning truth.
(b) Speaking better.
(c) Getting money.
(d) Impressing others.

4. What did Protagoras say an evil man would always admit to being?
(a) Evil.
(b) Good.
(c) Strange.
(d) Honest.

5. What did Protagoras say men received at the creation?
(a) Claws.
(b) Souls.
(c) Nothing.
(d) Skills.

6. What is a portico?
(a) A large porch.
(b) A Greek wine.
(c) A mythological monster.
(d) A rare mineral.

7. What did Socrates say was not a teachable craft?
(a) Politics.
(b) Mathematics.
(c) Equity.
(d) Religion.

8. Why did Protagoras say it never paid to conceal sophist beliefs?
(a) Lies are contrary to the soul.
(b) Everyone would find out.
(c) The idea will stifle and die.
(d) They are natural and correct.

9. What did Socrates say all men should want to be?
(a) Understood.
(b) Loved.
(c) Good speakers.
(d) Knowledgeable.

10. What did Protagoras say boys should learn while learning to read?
(a) Mythology.
(b) Persistence.
(c) Virtue.
(d) Religion.

11. Who changed the method of inquiry in the dialogue between Socrates and Protagoras?
(a) Simonides.
(b) Protagoras.
(c) Prodicus.
(d) Socrates.

12. Why did Socrates say the rival city to Athens was so great?
(a) Their physical health.
(b) Their military force.
(c) Their social system.
(d) Their wisdom.

13. What was the main problem with the rival city to Athens?
(a) They concealed wisdom.
(b) They used a different money system.
(c) They withheld crops.
(d) They started wars.

14. Who was asked about the difference between becoming and being?
(a) Protagoras.
(b) Simonides.
(c) Prodicus.
(d) Socrates.

15. To what did Protagoras compare the parts of virtue?
(a) The parts of a face.
(b) The links in a chain.
(c) The pieces of a puzzle.
(d) The letters of the alphabet.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did the audience respond to Protagoras's speech about virtue?

2. How often did Protagoras say his students would improve?

3. Which of the following was something Protagoras did NOT teach in his course?

4. What did Socrates say holiness was not?

5. Whom did Simonides criticize?

(see the answer keys)

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