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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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) What they hope the truth to be is not necessarily what it actually is.
(c) Knowing the truth, with certainty, when one finds it is problematic.
(d) All answers are correct.

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

4. What concept does Tarrant label as "Christian," which he says the Greeks did not possess?
(a) Baptism.
(b) Immortality.
(c) Altruism.
(d) Sacraments.

5. According to Socrates' friends, what happens when someone learns something?
(a) They create knowledge which did not previously exist.
(b) They uncover new knowledge.
(c) They remember knowledge that already existed.
(d) They discover something they already knew.

6. According to the introduction to the Phaedo, what are the most likely causes of suicide?
(a) A desire for attention, or to be remembered.
(b) Guilt and low self-worth.
(c) A desire for a measure of control over one's death.
(d) Release from pain, or consequences.

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

8. What prompted Socrates to try this new activity in prison?
(a) A desire for his work to be preserved.
(b) The request of a friend.
(c) A dream.
(d) Boredom.

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

10. When did Socrates' dialogue with Crito take place?
(a) Before Socrates was informed that he was being prosecuted.
(b) At Socrates' execution.
(c) After Socrates' sentencing, but before his death.
(d) Before Socrates' sentencing.

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

12. What is the theory of "Idealism" in philosophy?
(a) Ideas and thoughts have their own existence.
(b) The gods are the ideal forms of human qualities.
(c) Physical objects are based upon ideal forms.
(d) Ideas are constant and unchanging.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who lost control of his emotions at Socrates' execution?

2. What happens to energy, according to the Pythagoreans?

3. Why did Socrates insist on going through with his sentence?

4. What did Crito offer Socrates?

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

(see the answer keys)

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