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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is misanthropy?
(a) Hatred of people.
(b) Hatred of women.
(c) Committing a social blunder.
(d) Lack of social skills.

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

3. According to Crito's dialogue with Socrates, who had the right to control a given set of circumstances, or a relationship?
(a) Qualified individuals, or experts.
(b) The ones who had been given authority by the state.
(c) The wealthy.
(d) The most ethical.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Socrates insist on going through with his sentence?

2. On what day does the "Phaedo" take place?

3. What did Socrates say about the jurors who convicted him?

4. Who is Phaedo?

5. Who was Phaedo telling the story of Socrates' execution to?

Short Essay Questions

1. What conclusion do Socrates and Crito reach regarding the laws of the land?

2. What realization does Socrates have as a result of his and Phaedo's debate with Simmias and Cebes?

3. What does Tarrant use as an example to illustrate the differences in mentality, in this section, regarding death and suicide?

4. What belief do Socrates' friends discuss in the "Phaedo" that was taught in formal philosophical education, but was not culturally popular?

5. What was the Pythagorean school of thought?

6. What is said, in Book 4, about Socrates' dream?

7. What is the "transmigration of souls"?

8. Who is present at Socrates' execution?

9. What were the ancient Greeks' beliefs regarding the afterlife?

10. What is written in Book 5, Chapter 1, about risking the loss of one's life?

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