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

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

3. What did Socrates say about the jurors who convicted him?
(a) They didn't know any better.
(b) They were being selfish.
(c) The jury committed an injustice against him.
(d) They were doing what they felt was just.

4. Who took the young woman home when she was overcome with emotion?
(a) Plato.
(b) Simmias.
(c) Phaedo.
(d) Crito.

5. What do we know about Phaedo?
(a) He died at a very early age.
(b) He was not an actual living person.
(c) He suffered terribly.
(d) His intellect rivaled that of Socrates.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the reason, according to Socrates, for "mislogic"?

2. What is the term for realizing that one's expectations are too high?

3. What happened to Socrates after his trial?

4. How did Socrates interpret his dream?

5. Why did Socrates insist on going through with his sentence?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Crito attempt to persuade Socrates?

4. What is the philosophical subject of Book 4?

5. Why is Socrates' execution delayed?

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

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

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

9. What is the setting of Book 4?

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

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