Socrates rejects Thrasymachus’s definition of justice because

Multiple Choice

1. Socrates rejects Thrasymachus’s definition of justice because:

a. It is never just to divide the city into one’s friends, and one’s enemies.

b. It cannot be just to give what is owed to someone if it is not good for that person.

c. It cannot be just to let the strongest rule for their own benefit.

d. None of the above.

2. In the ideal city of Socrates, the young people assigned to the military are:

a. looking for a good career.

b. seeking the glory and honor that soldiers get.

c. eager to fight against the hated enemy.

d. showing strong signs of courage and loyalty.

3. In the ideal city of Socrates, women are assigned to:

a. whatever class that their souls fit best, just as men are assigned.

b. the class that tradition tells them to belong to.

c. the class that popular opinion thinks they belong to.

d. none of the above.

4. Socrates says that philosophy should control religion because:

a. all religions are only false myths.

b. the people don’t really need religion – they need law.

c. the guardians have no use for religion.

d. religion should teach myths that are beneficial for everyone.

5. In Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, the sun corresponds to which feature of the Divided Line:

a. the intellect

b. images

c. the physical world

d. the highest Good

6. According to Plato, which government always follows when a democracy collapses?

a. timocracy

b. aristocracy

c. democracy

d. tyranny

7. According to Socrates, a democracy always develops this feature:

a. factions arise that hate each other and hate the government too.

b. demogogues try to persuade the people to give them total power.

c. everyone complains that there are too many laws restricting their liberty.

d. all of the above

8. According to Socrates, religions cannot know what morality truly is because:

a. traditions are not consistent about what a god expects from us.

b. churches are led by immoral priests and ministers.

c. religious people can’t be experts about theological ethics.

d. none of the above.

9. According to Descartes, the evil demon cannot do this:

a. make me think that 2 + 2 = 5

b. make me think that the world does not exist

c. convince me that I don’t have a body

d. none of the above

10. According to Descartes, doubting is:

a. a kind of sickness.

b. a kind of thinking.

c. a kind of virtue.

d. none of the above


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