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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 was the relationship, according to Crito and Socrates, between just actions and natural ones?
(a) Just actions are always natural.
(b) An action may be natural, but unjust.
(c) An action may be just, but not natural.
(d) Natural actions are always just.

2. When asked how to overcome the difficulty in the debate, what did Socrates suggest?
(a) Accepting defeat graciously.
(b) Assistance.
(c) Giving up.
(d) Getting an impartial observer to decide the winner.

3. What metaphor did Crito and Socrates use to illustrate their point about authority?
(a) School children and their teachers.
(b) A patient and a doctor.
(c) A country and its leader.
(d) A congregation and a priest.

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

5. Who is the intended audience for the Phaedo?
(a) General readership.
(b) Fellow philosophers.
(c) Students and instructors.
(d) No one; it was not intended for publication.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Socrates plead with Crito to listen to his reasoning?

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

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

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

5. How can a person avoid all disappointment, according to Socrates?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What do Socrates and Crito say about experts?

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

4. What is the philosophical subject of Book 4?

5. What was the Pythagorean school of thought?

6. What is the setting of Book 4?

7. What do Socrates' friends say about suicide, and the preservation of life, in the "Phaedo"?

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

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

10. How does Crito attempt to persuade Socrates?

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