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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did Crito come to visit Socrates?
(a) He wanted to take care of Socrates' family after his death.
(b) Out of friendship.
(c) Socrates owed him money.
(d) He hoped to prevent Socrates' execution.

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

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

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

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

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

7. What did Socrates expect when he passed into the Underworld, according to his dialogue with Crito?
(a) He expects to meet his friends who have passed before him.
(b) He expects to have all his questions answered.
(c) He expects to be reborn into another life.
(d) He expects to be judged.

8. What does "transmigration of souls" mean?
(a) Displaced souls that roam the earth.
(b) Some aspects of an individual exist before, during, and after their lifetime.
(c) The journey across the River Styx.
(d) The communications from the dead that are received by the living.

9. How was Socrates executed?
(a) Self-administered hemlock poisoning.
(b) Thrown to the lions.
(c) Drawing and quartering.
(d) Firing squad.

10. What did Crito want Socrates to do?
(a) Attempt to escape from prison.
(b) Make peace with his relatives.
(c) Appeal his sentence before it was too late.
(d) Spend time with his family before his death.

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

12. 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 believe in the concept of the soul.
(c) They didn't have a theory about the human soul.
(d) They felt that the soul was eternal and unchanging.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Against who were Socrates and his partner debating at the end of Book 5, Chapter 2?

2. What is the reason, according to Socrates, for "mislogic"?

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

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

5. What was Socrates doing when Crito arrived?

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