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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who is the intended audience for the Phaedo?
(a) Fellow philosophers.
(b) Students and instructors.
(c) No one; it was not intended for publication.
(d) General readership.
2. What is the theory of "Idealism" in philosophy?
(a) The gods are the ideal forms of human qualities.
(b) Ideas and thoughts have their own existence.
(c) Ideas are constant and unchanging.
(d) Physical objects are based upon ideal forms.
3. Crito and Socrates agreed that what action is always unjust?
(a) Avoiding one's punishment.
(b) Judging another person.
(c) Doing a just thing for the wrong reasons.
(d) Harming others.
4. Who took the young woman home when she was overcome with emotion?
5. What happened to Socrates after his trial?
(a) His sentence was commuted.
(b) He was caught and brought back to Athens.
(c) His method of execution was changed.
(d) His execution was delayed.
6. What did Crito offer Socrates?
(a) A more comfortable place to spend his final days.
(b) A safe place to escape to.
(d) An overturned sentence.
7. What metaphor did Crito and Socrates use to illustrate their point about authority?
(a) A country and its leader.
(b) A congregation and a priest.
(c) School children and their teachers.
(d) A patient and a doctor.
8. According to Tarrant, what is one modern debate which is similar in nature to the issues in the "Phaedo"?
(a) Capital punishment.
(b) Nature vs. nurture.
(c) Intelligent Design.
9. What did Socrates say about the laws of the land during his conversation with Crito?
(a) They are just, so it is just to follow them.
(b) They control members of society, but don't do much to protect them.
(c) They both protect and control members of society.
(d) They are unjust, but must be followed.
10. What metaphor does Tarrant use to describe the different mentalities in the Phaedo?
(a) A student and his teacher.
(b) A child and his father.
(c) Two siblings in a rival relationship.
(d) A slave and his master.
11. According to Crito and Socrates, is it just to harm another person if it is purely in retaliation?
(a) The two can't agree.
(d) It depends on the circumstances.
12. The main point of The Crito is the discussion of what ideal?
13. What was the reason for what happened to Socrates after his trial?
(a) An Athenian practice which had nothing to do with Socrates.
(b) The judge who presided over his trial reconsidered the sentencing.
(c) One of his family members interfered with his sentencing.
(d) One of Socrates' friends, who betrayed him.
14. Who lost control of his emotions at Socrates' execution?
15. What does the term "philosopher" mean?
(b) Purveyor of knowledge.
(c) Educated person.
(d) Lover of wisdom.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did Socrates say about the jurors who convicted him?
2. What was the view of Socrates' friends on the topic of suicide?
3. Where did Socrates' dialogue with Crito take place?
4. When did Socrates' dialogue with Crito take place?
5. How was Socrates executed?
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