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

2. Why did Socrates plead with Crito to listen to his reasoning?
(a) Socrates wanted to reassure Crito that he was making the right choice.
(b) Socrates wanted Crito to point out the flaws in his reasoning so he would be able to change his mind without guilt.
(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.

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

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

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

6. Each theory about the afterlife that is presented by Socrates' friends represents a different conception of what?
(a) The soul.
(b) Religion.
(c) Mortality.
(d) The gods.

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

8. What is "mislogic", according to Socrates?
(a) Hatred of logic.
(b) Losing a logical argument.
(c) Not understanding logic.
(d) Incorrect use of logic.

9. How can a person avoid all disappointment, according to Socrates?
(a) Relying on oneself, rather than others.
(b) They can't.
(c) Having realistic expectations.
(d) Learning more about someone before placing demands on them.

10. According to Crito and Socrates, is it just to harm another person if it is purely in retaliation?
(a) It depends on the circumstances.
(b) Yes.
(c) No.
(d) The two can't agree.

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

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

13. Who was Phaedo telling the story of Socrates' execution to?
(a) Euthyphro.
(b) Echecrates.
(c) Simmias.
(d) Cebes.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Socrates, what do mislogic and misanthropy have in common?

2. Who is the intended audience for the Phaedo?

3. What did Socrates say about the laws of the land during his conversation with Crito?

4. Was Plato present at Socrates' execution?

5. What metaphor does Tarrant use to describe the different mentalities in the Phaedo?

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