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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 "mislogic", according to Socrates?
(a) Losing a logical argument.
(b) Hatred of logic.
(c) Not understanding logic.
(d) Incorrect use of logic.

2. What were Socrates and his partner debating about at the end of Book 5, Chapter 2?
(a) Knowledge.
(b) Immortality.
(c) The nature of the human soul.
(d) Justice.

3. What does the term "philosopher" mean?
(a) Lover of wisdom.
(b) Purveyor of knowledge.
(c) Inquisitor.
(d) Educated person.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In what area of thought did the Pythagorean school excel?

2. According to Socrates, what do mislogic and misanthropy have in common?

3. What prompted Socrates to try this new activity in prison?

4. What happens to energy, according to the Pythagoreans?

5. What was the view of Socrates' friends on the topic of suicide?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the intended audience for Book 5?

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

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

4. What is the philosophical subject of Book 4?

5. What does Crito want Socrates to do?

6. What evidence led Plato and the Pythagoreans to the theory of an eternal soul?

7. What is the "transmigration of souls"?

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

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

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

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