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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who was Phaedo telling the story of Socrates' execution to?
2. 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 natural, but unjust.
(c) An action may be just, but not natural.
(d) Just actions are always natural.
3. Which is the longest of the four dialogues?
(a) The Euthyphro.
(b) The Crito.
(c) The Phaedo.
(d) The Apology.
4. What did Socrates and his partner realize, via their debate with their friends, about the nature of truth?
(a) If the truth is different from what one previously believed, there will be individual, and perhaps societal, ramifications which must be dealt with.
(b) All answers are correct.
(c) What they hope the truth to be is not necessarily what it actually is.
(d) Knowing the truth, with certainty, when one finds it is problematic.
5. Who lost control of his emotions at Socrates' execution?
6. What does "transmigration of souls" mean?
(a) The communications from the dead that are received by the living.
(b) The journey across the River Styx.
(c) Some aspects of an individual exist before, during, and after their lifetime.
(d) Displaced souls that roam the earth.
7. Who took the young woman home when she was overcome with emotion?
8. What was Socrates doing when Crito arrived?
9. According to Tarrant, what parts of a person did the Greeks believe persisted through death?
(a) Their emotions.
(b) Their thoughts.
(c) All answers are correct.
(d) Their communicative powers.
10. According to Socrates and his friends, what happens to a soul after it spends some time in the Underworld?
(a) It is assimilated by the life force of the cosmos.
(b) It reemerges as a new mortal.
(c) It ascends to Heaven.
(d) It forgets its previous life.
11. In what area of thought did the Pythagorean school excel?
(c) All answers are correct.
12. According to Tarrant, why did Socrates submit so easily to his sentencing?
(a) It afforded him some control.
(b) He chose it over being banished.
(c) He had no will to live.
(d) He had a terminal illness.
13. Who temporarily won the debate in Book 5, Chapter 2?
(a) Simmias and Cebes.
(b) Socrates and Phaedo.
(c) Simmias and Crito.
(d) Phaedo and Cebes.
14. What is the reason, according to Socrates, for "mislogic"?
(a) People don't understand the limitations of logic.
(b) People are more interested in "winning" an argument than in knowing the truth.
(c) People don't know how to use logic correctly.
(d) People are defeated in logical arguments.
15. What is misanthropy?
(a) Committing a social blunder.
(b) Lack of social skills.
(c) Hatred of people.
(d) Hatred of women.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why did Socrates plead with Crito to listen to his reasoning?
2. What is the theory of "Idealism" in philosophy?
3. Why did Socrates insist on going through with his sentence?
4. Each theory about the afterlife that is presented by Socrates' friends represents a different conception of what?
5. What did Socrates expect when he passed into the Underworld, according to his dialogue with Crito?
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