The Last Days of Socrates Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Who is Phaedo?
(a) Plato's brother.
(b) One of Socrates' friends.
(c) Meletus' cousin.
(d) Socrates' son.

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

7. 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) No.
(c) It depends on the circumstances.
(d) Yes.

8. 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 be judged.
(c) He expects to have all his questions answered.
(d) He expects to be reborn into another life.

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

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

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

12. Crito and Socrates agreed that what action is always unjust?
(a) Doing a just thing for the wrong reasons.
(b) Harming others.
(c) Judging another person.
(d) Avoiding one's punishment.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What term did the Greeks use to refer to the souls of the departed?

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

3. What did Socrates and his partner realize, via their debate with their friends, about the nature of truth?

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

5. What does "transmigration of souls" mean?

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