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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Where did Socrates' dialogue with Crito take place?
(a) In the courtroom.
(b) In Socrates' prison cell.
(c) In the Athenian marketplace.
(d) In Crito's home.

3. How can a person avoid all disappointment, according to Socrates?
(a) Having realistic expectations.
(b) Learning more about someone before placing demands on them.
(c) They can't.
(d) Relying on oneself, rather than others.

4. What theory did the Pythagoreans have about the human soul?
(a) They felt that the soul only lasted as long as the body did.
(b) They didn't have a theory about the human soul.
(c) They didn't believe in the concept of the soul.
(d) They felt that the soul was eternal and unchanging.

5. What term did the Greeks use to refer to the souls of the departed?
(a) Ghosts.
(b) Daemons.
(c) Shades.
(d) Spirits.

6. Approximately how many people were present at Socrates' execution?
(a) 15.
(b) 35.
(c) 5.
(d) 25.

7. According to Crito and Socrates, is it just to harm another person if it is purely in retaliation?
(a) Yes.
(b) The two can't agree.
(c) No.
(d) It depends on the circumstances.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which is the longest of the four dialogues?

2. According to Crito's dialogue with Socrates, who had the right to control a given set of circumstances, or a relationship?

3. What is misanthropy?

4. Why did Crito come to visit Socrates?

5. What metaphor did Crito and Socrates use to illustrate their point about authority?

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