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

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

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

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

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

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

7. What happened to Socrates after his trial?
(a) His execution was delayed.
(b) He was caught and brought back to Athens.
(c) His method of execution was changed.
(d) His sentence was commuted.

8. 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) Socrates just wanted to have a good philosophical debate.
(d) Because Socrates wanted Crito to be at peace with the decision that Socrates had made.

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

10. How did Socrates interpret his dream?
(a) He believed he had two days left to live.
(b) He felt that Apollo might save him from his fate.
(c) He knew what awaited him in the Underworld.
(d) He believed there might be a way for him to escape his execution.

11. What was the relationship, according to Crito and Socrates, between just actions and natural ones?
(a) Just actions are always natural.
(b) An action may be just, but not natural.
(c) An action may be natural, but unjust.
(d) Natural actions are always just.

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

13. Who is the intended audience for the Phaedo?
(a) Students and instructors.
(b) General readership.
(c) No one; it was not intended for publication.
(d) Fellow philosophers.

14. What concept does Tarrant label as "Christian," which he says the Greeks did not possess?
(a) Immortality.
(b) Baptism.
(c) Sacraments.
(d) Altruism.

15. Who is Crito?
(a) Meletus' cousin.
(b) Socrates' friend.
(c) Socrates' son.
(d) Euthyphro's nephew.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Crito first attempted to persuade Socrates with what type of argument?

3. What did the Pythagoreans conclude about the nature of matter?

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

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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