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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. Why did Socrates plead with Crito to listen to his reasoning?
(a) Socrates just wanted to have a good philosophical debate.
(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 wanted to reassure Crito that he was making the right choice.
(d) Because Socrates wanted Crito to be at peace with the decision that Socrates had made.

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

3. What did Crito say about how he would be affected, personally, by Socrates' death?
(a) He wouldn't be personally affected, but knew several people who would be.
(b) He said that his reputation would suffer if he did not attempt to help Socrates.
(c) He would be devastated and wasn't sure he could go on living, himself.
(d) He would be moved to seek vengeance against those who caused it.

4. What is the reason, according to Socrates, for "mislogic"?
(a) People are defeated in logical arguments.
(b) People don't know how to use logic correctly.
(c) People are more interested in "winning" an argument than in knowing the truth.
(d) People don't understand the limitations of logic.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. When asked how to overcome the difficulty in the debate, what did Socrates suggest?

4. What did the Pythagoreans like to explore?

5. The main point of The Crito is the discussion of what ideal?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the setting of the Phaedo?

2. What is "Idealism" in philosophy?

3. What does Socrates think will happen after his death?

4. How does Crito attempt to persuade Socrates?

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

6. What is the intended audience for Book 5?

7. What do Socrates and Crito say about experts?

8. What new habit do Socrates' friends discover in the "Phaedo"?

9. What was the Pythagorean school of thought?

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

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