The Last Days of Socrates Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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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. How did Socrates behave when his beliefs were challenged, according to Tarrant?
(a) He was respectful of the other party's point of view.
(b) He questioned the other person until they ran out of answers, and he felt he had won.
(c) He tried to calmly explain to the other person why his beliefs were correct.
(d) He could be contentious.

2. According to Book 1, Chapter 1, the oldest existing version of the dialogues is from what century?
(a) 9th century C.E.
(b) 12th century C.E.
(c) 2nd century C.E.
(d) 5th century C.E.

3. What city was Socrates loyal to?
(a) Sparta.
(b) Troy.
(c) Thrace.
(d) Athens.

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

5. Why are the Socratic dialogues still studied, according to Tarrant?
(a) Because scholars still don't completely understand them.
(b) The information contained in the dialogues is still relevant.
(c) They are challenging for students to comprehend.
(d) They must be mastered before other important material from the same time period can be studied.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Tarrant, this version of the Socratic dialogues is unique in what way?

2. Thrasyllus was a scholar from what century?

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

4. What was Socrates' response when people commented on his wisdom?

5. How did Socrates describe himself?

(see the answer key)

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