The Last Days of Socrates Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. When did Socrates' dialogue with Crito take place?

3. What metaphor does Tarrant use to describe the different mentalities in the Phaedo?

4. Was Plato present at Socrates' execution?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Crito attempt to persuade Socrates?

2. What was the Pythagorean school of thought?

3. What does Crito want Socrates to do?

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

5. What is the setting of the Phaedo?

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

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

8. What were the ancient Greeks' beliefs regarding the afterlife?

9. What is the intended audience for Book 5?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The concept of the soul is a subject of much debate in "The Last Days of Socrates." Compare and contrast the various theories of the soul. What is it? What does it do? Is it eternal, or does it slip into oblivion after death? What is the evidence presented for each theory? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 2

Choose one of the characters in "The Last Days of Socrates." What was this person's relationship to Socrates? Did this person affect Socrates' decisions in any way? If so, how? What were this person's core beliefs? What topic did they debate with Socrates? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 3

Compare the various scholars who contributed to "The Last Days of Socrates." What are their areas of expertise? Which portions of the text do they comment on, and why? How do they relate to the text of the dialogues? What do they challenge, or choose to explain? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

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