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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. Who temporarily won the debate in Book 5, Chapter 2?
(a) Simmias and Cebes.
(b) Socrates and Phaedo.
(c) Simmias and Crito.
(d) Phaedo and Cebes.

2. What concept does Tarrant label as "Christian," which he says the Greeks did not possess?
(a) Baptism.
(b) Sacraments.
(c) Altruism.
(d) Immortality.

3. How did Socrates interpret his dream?
(a) He knew what awaited him in the Underworld.
(b) He believed there might be a way for him to escape his execution.
(c) He believed he had two days left to live.
(d) He felt that Apollo might save him from his fate.

4. What happens to energy, according to the Pythagoreans?
(a) It lasts for a finite amount of time.
(b) It is preserved and perpetuated.
(c) When an object is destroyed, so is the energy contained within it.
(d) It is constantly created and destroyed.

5. Who is Phaedo?
(a) One of Socrates' friends.
(b) Plato's brother.
(c) Socrates' son.
(d) Meletus' cousin.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the other possibility that Socrates contemplated regarding the afterlife?

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

3. Each theory about the afterlife that is presented by Socrates' friends represents a different conception of what?

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

5. What did the Pythagoreans conclude about the nature of matter?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the philosophical subject of Book 4?

2. What is the setting of the Phaedo?

3. What do Socrates and Crito say about experts?

4. What was the Pythagorean school of thought?

5. What does Socrates say about misanthropy and "mislogic"?

6. What is "Idealism" in philosophy?

7. What is the "transmigration of souls"?

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

9. What does Crito want Socrates to do?

10. How does Crito attempt to persuade Socrates?

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