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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was the young woman at Socrates' execution?
(a) Her identity is unknown.
(b) Socrates' daughter.
(c) Phaedo's sister.
(d) Socrates' niece.

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

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

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

5. Why did Socrates plead with Crito to listen to his reasoning?
(a) Socrates wanted Crito to point out the flaws in his reasoning so he would be able to change his mind without guilt.
(b) Socrates wanted to reassure Crito that he was making the right choice.
(c) Because Socrates wanted Crito to be at peace with the decision that Socrates had made.
(d) Socrates just wanted to have a good philosophical debate.

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

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

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

9. What was the reason for what happened to Socrates after his trial?
(a) One of Socrates' friends, who betrayed him.
(b) One of his family members interfered with his sentencing.
(c) The judge who presided over his trial reconsidered the sentencing.
(d) An Athenian practice which had nothing to do with Socrates.

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

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

12. Which is the longest of the four dialogues?
(a) The Phaedo.
(b) The Apology.
(c) The Euthyphro.
(d) The Crito.

13. Who temporarily won the debate in Book 5, Chapter 2?
(a) Socrates and Phaedo.
(b) Simmias and Crito.
(c) Phaedo and Cebes.
(d) Simmias and Cebes.

14. According to Socrates, what do mislogic and misanthropy have in common?
(a) A lack of self-confidence.
(b) Not exercising one's intellect.
(c) Unrealistic expectations.
(d) Not having enough social interactions.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When did Socrates' dialogue with Crito take place?

2. What does "transmigration of souls" mean?

3. Who is Phaedo?

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

5. What did Socrates expect when he passed into the Underworld, according to his dialogue with Crito?

(see the answer keys)

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