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. What is the term for realizing that one's expectations are too high?
(a) Dysphasia.
(b) Dystopia.
(c) Disgruntled.
(d) Disillusionment.

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

3. 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 forgets its previous life.
(c) It reemerges as a new mortal.
(d) It is assimilated by the life force of the cosmos.

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

5. How did Phaedo describe Socrates' execution?
(a) Horrifying.
(b) Unfair.
(c) Peaceful.
(d) Heart-wrenching.

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

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

8. Why did Socrates ask Crito to be cautious?
(a) So that Crito didn't implicate himself.
(b) So that the guards wouldn't overhear them.
(c) So that the two could determine their own, and one another's, beliefs about what is just.
(d) So that Socrates' friends didn't discover his escape plot.

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

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

11. What do we know about Phaedo?
(a) He suffered terribly.
(b) His intellect rivaled that of Socrates.
(c) He died at a very early age.
(d) He was not an actual living person.

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

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

14. In what area of thought did the Pythagorean school excel?
(a) Mathematics.
(b) Music.
(c) Philosophy.
(d) All answers are correct.

15. What was the view of Socrates' friends on the topic of suicide?
(a) People should be free to do whatever they like with their lives, including ending them.
(b) There is no consensus on the topic.
(c) It is understandable in certain circumstances.
(d) It is unacceptable.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Crito and Socrates, is it just to harm another person if it is purely in retaliation?

2. What is "mislogic", according to Socrates?

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

4. What did Crito want Socrates to do?

5. What happened to Socrates after his trial?

(see the answer keys)

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