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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 1, The Last Days of Socrates: Chapter 1, Introductory Notes.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why was Socrates involved in political conflict?
(a) His beliefs were not widely accepted.
(b) He manipulated politicians into conflicts with one another.
(c) He proved the ignorance of a politically important person.
(d) He wanted to be involved in politics, but wasn't educated enough.

2. Why do variations exist between the translations of the Socratic dialogues?
(a) They are written for different audiences.
(b) There are very few variations, only hair-splitting will reveal the differences.
(c) There were long periods of time between the translations, so some have archaic language.
(d) The translations were written by people of varying levels of education.

3. How does Tarrant recommend avoiding confusion based on differences in pagination between the versions?
(a) Make sure everyone who is working on the dialogues has the same version.
(b) Have everyone work on handouts that are all copied from the same book.
(c) Use overhead projections or online versions of the book.
(d) Using content as a reference, instead of pagination.

4. How many groups of information are in the book's introductory material?
(a) Five.
(b) Three.
(c) Two.
(d) Four.

5. According to the introductory notes, who is this version of "The Last Days of Socrates" intended for?
(a) Teachers and professors.
(b) Serious philosophy scholars.
(c) College and university students.
(d) The layperson.

Short Answer Questions

1. People who knew Socrates referred to what quality that he possessed?

2. How did Grecian authors use Socrates' character?

3. Who originally arranged these four dialogues in a group?

4. Why didn't Socrates obtain a higher education?

5. How did Socrates describe himself?

(see the answer key)

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