The Trial and Death of Socrates: Four Dialogues Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many dialogues are there in total?
(a) 5.
(b) 3.
(c) 2.
(d) 4.

2. What does Socrates plead at the beginning of this dialogue?
(a) Malfeasance.
(b) Nolo contendere.
(c) Insanity.
(d) Innocence.

3. Who inspires the state?
(a) Athena.
(b) Zeus.
(c) Socrates.
(d) God.

4. Who makes the statement?
(a) Phaedron.
(b) Socrates.
(c) Euthyphro.
(d) Judge.

5. Where did the young man go?
(a) Paris.
(b) Delphi.
(c) Rome.
(d) Socrates' school.

6. What is one possible outcome of Socrates' upcoming trial?
(a) Dismemberment.
(b) Disbarment.
(c) Prison.
(d) Death.

7. What is unusual about Socrates' references to God?
(a) God is still forming.
(b) There isn't one.
(c) Entity is pluralized.
(d) Socrates has seen him.

8. Socrates believed that individuals should strive to preserve and support what entity?
(a) Athenian Council.
(b) Masons.
(c) Church.
(d) State.

9. Which is not one of the main themes of the first dialogue?
(a) Formation of court system.
(b) Nature of existence.
(c) Value of wisdom.
(d) Nature of death.

10. To whom does the place belong?
(a) Athenian Council.
(b) Socrates.
(c) King Archon.
(d) Plato.

11. Whose voice must always be right?
(a) Socrates' voice.
(b) Plato's voice.
(c) Oracle's voice.
(d) Court's voice.

12. Socrates insists on defending himself with what?
(a) His own merits.
(b) Flow charts.
(c) Divine intervention.
(d) Character references.

13. What is another term meaning "dear"?
(a) "Cherished."
(b) "Child."
(c) "Loved."
(d) "Sweetheart."

14. It would be wrong to seek what from the judge?
(a) Rehabilitation.
(b) Bribe.
(c) Penance.
(d) Favor.

15. Who is asked not to grieve for the outcome?
(a) Children.
(b) Wife.
(c) Parents.
(d) Friends.

Short Answer Questions

1. Friends are asked to care for what?

2. Socrates jokes about which of the following?

3. With whom has Socrates conversed?

4. What does Socrates lack in reference to punishment in the eyes of the court?

5. Death is a cause for _____________.

(see the answer keys)

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