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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was on Socrates' team in the debate at the end of Book 5, Chapter 2?
(a) Simmias.
(b) Phaedo.
(c) Crito.
(d) Cebes.

2. What did Crito say about Socrates' dream?
(a) He didn't think it was significant enough to interpret.
(b) He agreed with Socrates' interpretation of it.
(c) He felt that Socrates interpreted it incorrectly.
(d) He felt that it was strange and mysterious.

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

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

5. Why did Socrates insist on going through with his sentence?
(a) It was just for him to do so.
(b) He was in a lot of pain and didn't mind the idea of death.
(c) He didn't want to endanger any of his friends.
(d) He wanted to make a point.

6. What new activity did Socrates try while in prison?
(a) Writing down some of his dialogues.
(b) Singing.
(c) Writing poetry.
(d) Meditating.

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

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

9. Who is Phaedo?
(a) Socrates' son.
(b) Plato's brother.
(c) Meletus' cousin.
(d) One of Socrates' friends.

10. According to Tarrant, what parts of a person did the Greeks believe persisted through death?
(a) Their thoughts.
(b) Their emotions.
(c) All answers are correct.
(d) Their communicative powers.

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

12. What did the Pythagoreans conclude about the nature of matter?
(a) When matter was destroyed, it disappeared.
(b) All matter was created at the time of the Big Bang.
(c) The universe is made up of tiny, invisible particles.
(d) Matter is solid.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Socrates doing when Crito arrived?

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

3. What happened to Socrates after his trial?

4. What metaphor did Crito and Socrates use to illustrate their point about authority?

5. Who was the young woman at Socrates' execution?

(see the answer keys)

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