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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Crito's dialogue with Socrates, who had the right to control a given set of circumstances, or a relationship?
(a) The wealthy.
(b) Qualified individuals, or experts.
(c) The ones who had been given authority by the state.
(d) The most ethical.

2. Each theory about the afterlife that is presented by Socrates' friends represents a different conception of what?
(a) Religion.
(b) The gods.
(c) Mortality.
(d) The soul.

3. On what day does the "Phaedo" take place?
(a) A week after Socrates' execution.
(b) The day of Socrates' trial.
(c) Two days before Socrates' execution.
(d) The day of Socrates' execution.

4. How did Socrates interpret his dream?
(a) He believed there might be a way for him to escape his execution.
(b) He knew what awaited him in the Underworld.
(c) He felt that Apollo might save him from his fate.
(d) He believed he had two days left to live.

5. According to Tarrant, what parts of a person did the Greeks believe persisted through death?
(a) Their emotions.
(b) All answers are correct.
(c) Their communicative powers.
(d) Their thoughts.

6. In what area of thought did the Pythagorean school excel?
(a) All answers are correct.
(b) Philosophy.
(c) Mathematics.
(d) Music.

7. What do we know about Phaedo?
(a) His intellect rivaled that of Socrates.
(b) He suffered terribly.
(c) He died at a very early age.
(d) He was not an actual living person.

8. Why did Socrates plead with Crito to listen to his reasoning?
(a) Socrates just wanted to have a good philosophical debate.
(b) Because Socrates wanted Crito to be at peace with the decision that Socrates had made.
(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 wanted to reassure Crito that he was making the right choice.

9. Why did Socrates insist on going through with his sentence?
(a) It was just for him to do so.
(b) He was in a lot of pain and didn't mind the idea of death.
(c) He wanted to make a point.
(d) He didn't want to endanger any of his friends.

10. What did Crito say about how he would be affected, personally, by Socrates' death?
(a) He would be moved to seek vengeance against those who caused it.
(b) He wouldn't be personally affected, but knew several people who would be.
(c) He said that his reputation would suffer if he did not attempt to help Socrates.
(d) He would be devastated and wasn't sure he could go on living, himself.

11. Who was the young woman at Socrates' execution?
(a) Socrates' daughter.
(b) Phaedo's sister.
(c) Her identity is unknown.
(d) Socrates' niece.

12. What happened to Socrates after his trial?
(a) His sentence was commuted.
(b) He was caught and brought back to Athens.
(c) His execution was delayed.
(d) His method of execution was changed.

13. According to Tarrant, why did Socrates submit so easily to his sentencing?
(a) He had no will to live.
(b) He chose it over being banished.
(c) He had a terminal illness.
(d) It afforded him some control.

14. Crito first attempted to persuade Socrates with what type of argument?
(a) Intellectual.
(b) Emotional.
(c) Philosophical.
(d) Moral.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Socrates, what do mislogic and misanthropy have in common?

2. What were Socrates and his partner debating about at the end of Book 5, Chapter 2?

3. What is misanthropy?

4. Why did Crito come to visit Socrates?

5. According to Socrates' friends, what happens when someone learns something?

(see the answer keys)

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