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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Approximately how many people were present at Socrates' execution?
(a) 35.
(b) 5.
(c) 25.
(d) 15.

3. What did Socrates expect when he passed into the Underworld, according to his dialogue with Crito?
(a) He expects to be judged.
(b) He expects to be reborn into another life.
(c) He expects to meet his friends who have passed before him.
(d) He expects to have all his questions answered.

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

5. What was the other possibility that Socrates contemplated regarding the afterlife?
(a) Salvation.
(b) Reincarnation.
(c) Eternal damnation.
(d) Complete annihilation.

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

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

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

9. What did Crito say about how he would be affected, personally, by Socrates' death?
(a) He wouldn't be personally affected, but knew several people who would be.
(b) He said that his reputation would suffer if he did not attempt to help Socrates.
(c) He would be devastated and wasn't sure he could go on living, himself.
(d) He would be moved to seek vengeance against those who caused it.

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

11. What did Socrates say about the laws of the land during his conversation with Crito?
(a) They both protect and control members of society.
(b) They are unjust, but must be followed.
(c) They are just, so it is just to follow them.
(d) They control members of society, but don't do much to protect them.

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

13. What did Socrates say about the jurors who convicted him?
(a) The jury committed an injustice against him.
(b) They didn't know any better.
(c) They were doing what they felt was just.
(d) They were being selfish.

14. In what area of thought did the Pythagorean school excel?
(a) Music.
(b) Mathematics.
(c) All answers are correct.
(d) Philosophy.

15. Crito first attempted to persuade Socrates with what type of argument?
(a) Intellectual.
(b) Emotional.
(c) Philosophical.
(d) Moral.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Crito want Socrates to do?

2. How did Socrates interpret his dream?

3. Who is Crito?

4. Who took the young woman home when she was overcome with emotion?

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

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