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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 did the Pythagoreans conclude about the nature of matter?
(a) When matter was destroyed, it disappeared.
(b) Matter is solid.
(c) The universe is made up of tiny, invisible particles.
(d) All matter was created at the time of the Big Bang.

2. Who is Crito?
(a) Socrates' son.
(b) Euthyphro's nephew.
(c) Meletus' cousin.
(d) Socrates' friend.

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

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

5. What metaphor does Tarrant use to describe the different mentalities in the Phaedo?
(a) Two siblings in a rival relationship.
(b) A child and his father.
(c) A slave and his master.
(d) A student and his teacher.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Phaedo describe Socrates' execution?

2. Was Plato present at Socrates' execution?

3. Who is Phaedo?

4. Where did Socrates' dialogue with Crito take place?

5. Against who were Socrates and his partner debating at the end of Book 5, Chapter 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Socrates and Crito say about experts?

2. What is the setting of the Phaedo?

3. Who is present at Socrates' execution?

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

5. What was the Pythagorean school of thought?

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

7. What is the intended audience for Book 5?

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

9. What is "Idealism" in philosophy?

10. What is the setting of Book 4?

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