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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What was Socrates doing when Crito arrived?
(a) Praying.
(b) Writing.
(c) Eating.
(d) Sleeping.

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

4. What metaphor does Tarrant use to describe the different mentalities in the Phaedo?
(a) A slave and his master.
(b) Two siblings in a rival relationship.
(c) A student and his teacher.
(d) A child and his father.

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

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

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

8. What happens to energy, according to the Pythagoreans?
(a) When an object is destroyed, so is the energy contained within it.
(b) It is constantly created and destroyed.
(c) It is preserved and perpetuated.
(d) It lasts for a finite amount of time.

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

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

11. How did Phaedo describe Socrates' execution?
(a) Peaceful.
(b) Horrifying.
(c) Unfair.
(d) Heart-wrenching.

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

13. What did the Pythagoreans like to explore?
(a) The physical and scientific causes of things.
(b) The ways in which deity could be found to manifest itself in everyday life.
(c) The spiritual and intellectual characteristics of man.
(d) The motivations of the gods.

14. According to Crito's dialogue with Socrates, who had the right to control a given set of circumstances, or a relationship?
(a) Qualified individuals, or experts.
(b) The ones who had been given authority by the state.
(c) The most ethical.
(d) The wealthy.

15. What did Crito offer Socrates?
(a) A more comfortable place to spend his final days.
(b) A safe place to escape to.
(c) Money.
(d) An overturned sentence.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does "transmigration of souls" mean?

2. The main point of The Crito is the discussion of what ideal?

3. What theory did the Pythagoreans have about the human soul?

4. What was the view of Socrates' friends on the topic of suicide?

5. What new activity did Socrates try while in prison?

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