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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. 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 most ethical.
(c) The wealthy.
(d) The ones who had been given authority by the state.

2. The main point of The Crito is the discussion of what ideal?
(a) Justice.
(b) Morality.
(c) Forgiveness.
(d) Holiness.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to Socrates' friends, what happens when someone learns something?

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

4. How was Socrates executed?

5. How did Socrates interpret his dream?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is "Idealism" in philosophy?

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

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

6. What is the philosophical subject of Book 4?

7. What is the setting of the Phaedo?

8. What is the setting of Book 4?

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

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

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