Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Friends are asked to care for what?
2. Where was the killer left?
3. What item is Socrates accused of "inventing"?
4. What does Socrates plead at the beginning of this dialogue?
5. Death is a cause for _____________.
Short Essay Questions
1. To what does Socrates compare life and death? How does the philosopher explain?
2. What is the setting for the First Dialogue? Why is it important?
3. What is Socrates' reaction to the concept that he could live if only he would stop practicing his philosophy?
4. Examine Socrates' concept of the world below.
5. How does Socrates view his own brand of wisdom? What is it worth?
6. What is the setting of Dialogue 3? What time of day is it? Who is present?
7. What is Socrates' explanation of why suicide is evil?
8. How does Socrates argue against Meletus' claims that he is an atheist?
9. What extensive discussion takes place between Socrates and Cebes?
10. For what does Socrates apologize in the beginning of the dialogue?
Compare and contrast the morality and practices of Meletus and his colleagues against the morality and practices of Socrates and his students and friends.
There is a great deal of discussion about the soul. What is the main theme regarding the soul as it relates to morality? What proof is there that the soul exists? How does Socrates explain the soul? How is it possible that the soul can be incorruptible if the body is not beyond being corrupted? How can one stay pure while the other does not? What might cause the separation of the soul from the physical body? Can a soul be destroyed?
Give your overall view of the dialogues. Do you find it to be a valuable source of Socrates' work? How does it compare to similar works by Plato, Nietzsche, and other noted philosophers? What might have been added to or subtracted from the Dialogues to better inform the reader? Which part was the most enlightening to you? Which of Socrates' theories was most interesting to you? Explain.
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