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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 5, The Phaedo: Chapter 1, Introduction & The Phaedo.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the relationship, according to Crito and Socrates, between just actions and natural ones?
(a) Just actions are always natural.
(b) An action may be just, but not natural.
(c) Natural actions are always just.
(d) An action may be natural, but unjust.

2. What does the term "epistemology" mean, in philosophy?
(a) The love of knowledge.
(b) Proving the inconsistency of another's argument.
(c) The problem of knowledge, and how to acquire it.
(d) Using logic to prove an argument.

3. Why did Socrates plead with Crito to listen to his reasoning?
(a) Because Socrates wanted Crito to be at peace with the decision that Socrates had made.
(b) Socrates wanted to reassure Crito that he was making the right choice.
(c) Socrates wanted Crito to point out the flaws in his reasoning so he would be able to change his mind without guilt.
(d) Socrates just wanted to have a good philosophical debate.

4. What metaphor did Crito and Socrates use to illustrate their point about authority?
(a) School children and their teachers.
(b) A patient and a doctor.
(c) A congregation and a priest.
(d) A country and its leader.

5. What is the first of the four dialogues contained in "The Last Days of Socrates"?
(a) The Apology.
(b) The Crito.
(c) The Euthyphro.
(d) The Phaedo.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Socrates, why did he begin questioning the answer of the Oracle at Delphi?

2. What do we know about Phaedo?

3. Who was Phaedo telling the story of Socrates' execution to?

4. Which of Aristophenes' works include Socrates?

5. What did Socrates say would happen if the jury condemned him?

(see the answer key)

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