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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the term for realizing that one's expectations are too high?
(a) Disgruntled.
(b) Dysphasia.
(c) Disillusionment.
(d) Dystopia.

2. What happens to energy, according to the Pythagoreans?
(a) It is constantly created and destroyed.
(b) It is preserved and perpetuated.
(c) It lasts for a finite amount of time.
(d) When an object is destroyed, so is the energy contained within it.

3. What was the reason for what happened to Socrates after his trial?
(a) An Athenian practice which had nothing to do with Socrates.
(b) One of his family members interfered with his sentencing.
(c) The judge who presided over his trial reconsidered the sentencing.
(d) One of Socrates' friends, who betrayed him.

4. What is the reason, according to Socrates, for "mislogic"?
(a) People are defeated in logical arguments.
(b) People don't understand the limitations of logic.
(c) People are more interested in "winning" an argument than in knowing the truth.
(d) People don't know how to use logic correctly.

5. What did Socrates and his partner realize, via their debate with their friends, about the nature of truth?
(a) Knowing the truth, with certainty, when one finds it is problematic.
(b) If the truth is different from what one previously believed, there will be individual, and perhaps societal, ramifications which must be dealt with.
(c) All answers are correct.
(d) What they hope the truth to be is not necessarily what it actually is.

6. 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 Crito to point out the flaws in his reasoning so he would be able to change his mind without guilt.
(c) Socrates wanted to reassure Crito that he was making the right choice.
(d) Socrates just wanted to have a good philosophical debate.

7. Who is Crito?
(a) Socrates' friend.
(b) Meletus' cousin.
(c) Socrates' son.
(d) Euthyphro's nephew.

8. What is "mislogic", according to Socrates?
(a) Incorrect use of logic.
(b) Losing a logical argument.
(c) Not understanding logic.
(d) Hatred of logic.

9. What was Socrates doing when Crito arrived?
(a) Sleeping.
(b) Praying.
(c) Eating.
(d) Writing.

10. Was Plato present at Socrates' execution?
(a) Phaedo doesn't say.
(b) No, he was unwell.
(c) No, he did not want to attend.
(d) Yes.

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

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

13. Who was on Socrates' team in the debate at the end of Book 5, Chapter 2?
(a) Simmias.
(b) Cebes.
(c) Crito.
(d) Phaedo.

14. The main point of The Crito is the discussion of what ideal?
(a) Morality.
(b) Justice.
(c) Holiness.
(d) Forgiveness.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Crito offer Socrates?

2. Why did Socrates ask Crito to be cautious?

3. What do we know about Phaedo?

4. Which is the longest of the four dialogues?

5. What theory did the Pythagoreans have about the human soul?

(see the answer keys)

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