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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When asked how to overcome the difficulty in the debate, what did Socrates suggest?
(a) Getting an impartial observer to decide the winner.
(b) Giving up.
(c) Accepting defeat graciously.
(d) Assistance.

2. What does the term "philosopher" mean?
(a) Lover of wisdom.
(b) Inquisitor.
(c) Educated person.
(d) Purveyor of knowledge.

3. According to Tarrant, what is one modern debate which is similar in nature to the issues in the "Phaedo"?
(a) Reincarnation.
(b) Capital punishment.
(c) Intelligent Design.
(d) Nature vs. nurture.

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

5. 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 would be devastated and wasn't sure he could go on living, himself.
(d) He said that his reputation would suffer if he did not attempt to help Socrates.

6. Against who were Socrates and his partner debating at the end of Book 5, Chapter 2?
(a) Cebes and Crito.
(b) Simmias and Cebes.
(c) Simmias and Crito.
(d) Phaedo and Crito.

7. Who lost control of his emotions at Socrates' execution?
(a) Appollonius.
(b) Crito.
(c) Phaedo.
(d) Echecrates.

8. According to Socrates and his friends, what happens to a soul after it spends some time in the Underworld?
(a) It ascends to Heaven.
(b) It is assimilated by the life force of the cosmos.
(c) It forgets its previous life.
(d) It reemerges as a new mortal.

9. What did Crito say about Socrates' dream?
(a) He agreed with Socrates' interpretation of it.
(b) He didn't think it was significant enough to interpret.
(c) He felt that it was strange and mysterious.
(d) He felt that Socrates interpreted it incorrectly.

10. 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 communications from the dead that are received by the living.
(d) The journey across the River Styx.

11. Who took the young woman home when she was overcome with emotion?
(a) Crito.
(b) Plato.
(c) Phaedo.
(d) Simmias.

12. What is misanthropy?
(a) Lack of social skills.
(b) Committing a social blunder.
(c) Hatred of people.
(d) Hatred of women.

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

14. What did the Pythagoreans conclude about the nature of matter?
(a) Matter is solid.
(b) All matter was created at the time of the Big Bang.
(c) The universe is made up of tiny, invisible particles.
(d) When matter was destroyed, it disappeared.

15. According to Socrates, what do mislogic and misanthropy have in common?
(a) Unrealistic expectations.
(b) Not exercising one's intellect.
(c) Not having enough social interactions.
(d) A lack of self-confidence.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Socrates' dialogue with Crito take place?

2. In what area of thought did the Pythagorean school excel?

3. Crito and Socrates agreed that what action is always unjust?

4. What concept does Tarrant label as "Christian," which he says the Greeks did not possess?

5. Who was on Socrates' team in the debate at the end of Book 5, Chapter 2?

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