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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Protagoras have to do to be allowed to answer questions again?
(a) Ask some questions.
(b) Answer to the mediator.
(c) Take a break.
(d) Control his temper.

2. Why did a porter slam a door in Socrates' face?
(a) He thought he was a sophist.
(b) He was instructed to do so.
(c) Socrates said something rude.
(d) Socrates had no money.

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

4. How did Socrates say the rival city to Athens showed their superiority?
(a) By caring for their own people.
(b) By being brief and to the point.
(c) By starting wars.
(d) By securing their borders.

5. What did Protagoras say all men should share with others?
(a) Their ideas.
(b) Their opinions.
(c) Their knowledge.
(d) Their faith.

6. Which of the following was something Protagoras did NOT teach in his course?
(a) Decorum.
(b) History.
(c) Science.
(d) Politics.

7. What was unacceptable to Socrates in Protagoras's speech?
(a) The contradiction.
(b) The generalities.
(c) The limited scope.
(d) The bad sources.

8. What was the rival city to Athens?
(a) Thebes.
(b) Thessaly.
(c) Sparta.
(d) Rome.

9. What did Socrates say could never be taught?
(a) Virtue.
(b) Respect.
(c) Talent.
(d) Truth.

10. Why did Socrates agree to meet with Protagoras?
(a) To have a spirited debate.
(b) To learn knowledge.
(c) To prove a point to Hippocrates.
(d) To get his money's worth.

11. What did Protagoras say being a sophist can be?
(a) Rewarding.
(b) Controversial.
(c) Challenging.
(d) Simple.

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

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

14. What did Hippocrates tell Socrates when he stopped by the house late at night?
(a) The police were looking for him.
(b) Plato was looking for him.
(c) He needed a new change.
(d) Protagoras was coming.

15. Why did Protagoras say evil men should be punished?
(a) To protect others.
(b) To show authority.
(c) To promote virtue.
(d) To please the gods.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of education did Hippocrates want?

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

3. In what city did Socrates live?

4. What did Simonides say it was hard to do?

5. Which of the following was NOT a piece of virtue according to Protagoras?

(see the answer keys)

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