What Do You Know About Socrates?

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Socrates was generally known as a man who mightily turned the heart of the youths and a philosopher. Try out this short quiz and see how well you know Socrates.


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  • 1. 

    Socrates was the founder of:

    • A.

      Modern philosophy

    • B.

      Ancient philosophy

    • C.

      Psychology

    • D.

      Western philosophy

    Correct Answer
    D. Western philosophy
    Explanation
    Socrates is widely regarded as one of the founders of Western philosophy. He played a crucial role in shaping the philosophical tradition of the Western world through his teachings and dialogues. Socrates' emphasis on critical thinking, questioning, and the pursuit of truth laid the foundation for the development of philosophical inquiry in the Western intellectual tradition. His ideas and methods have had a lasting impact on subsequent generations of philosophers and continue to be studied and debated today.

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  • 2. 

    Who was Socrates best disciple?

    • A.

      Xenophon

    • B.

      Plato

    • C.

      Aristophanes

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    B. Plato
    Explanation
    Plato was considered to be Socrates' best disciple because he was a student of Socrates and went on to become a prominent philosopher himself. Plato's dialogues, such as "The Republic," often feature Socrates as a central character and showcase his teachings. Plato's close association with Socrates and his deep understanding of his mentor's philosophy make him the most likely candidate for being Socrates' best disciple.

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  • 3. 

    How did Socrates die?

    • A.

      Murder

    • B.

      Suicide

    • C.

      Sentenced to death by poisoning

    • D.

      Peacefully with age

    Correct Answer
    C. Sentenced to death by poisoning
    Explanation
    Socrates died by being sentenced to death by poisoning. He was convicted of impiety and corrupting the youth of Athens, and as punishment, he was given the option to propose an alternative penalty or suggest a reward. However, Socrates refused to propose any alternative penalty and instead suggested that he should be rewarded for his teachings. This angered the jury, who then sentenced him to death by drinking a cup of poison hemlock, which he willingly accepted and drank, peacefully embracing his fate.

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  • 4. 

    Socrates was accused of the following crimes except:

    • A.

      Guilty of corrupting the young

    • B.

      Being a natural philosopher

    • C.

      Not believing in the gods of the city

    • D.

      Turning the hearts of the citizens against the authorities

    Correct Answer
    D. Turning the hearts of the citizens against the authorities
    Explanation
    Socrates was accused of corrupting the young, being a natural philosopher, and not believing in the gods of the city. However, he was not accused of turning the hearts of the citizens against the authorities. This means that while he faced charges related to his influence on the youth, his philosophical beliefs, and his religious views, he was not specifically accused of inciting rebellion or causing a revolt against the authorities.

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  • 5. 

    A style of education involving a conversation in which a student is asked to question his assumptions is called:

    • A.

      Socratic education

    • B.

      Socratic philosophy

    • C.

      Socratic movement

    • D.

      Socratic method

    Correct Answer
    D. Socratic method
    Explanation
    The Socratic method is a style of education that involves engaging students in a conversation where they are encouraged to question their assumptions. This method is named after the Greek philosopher Socrates, who believed in the importance of critical thinking and self-examination. Through a series of probing questions, the Socratic method aims to stimulate critical thinking skills, promote deeper understanding, and challenge students' preconceived notions. This approach encourages active participation and fosters intellectual growth by encouraging students to analyze and evaluate their own beliefs and ideas.

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  • 6. 

    All these were created by Socrates except:

    • A.

      Socratic Irony

    • B.

      Dialectic method

    • C.

      Socratic Method

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    D. None
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "None" because all of the options listed (Socratic Irony, Dialectic method, and Socratic Method) were indeed created by Socrates. "None" indicates that there is no option that was not created by Socrates, implying that all of them were created by him.

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  • 7. 

    Socrates was also known to be a:

    • A.

      Socialist

    • B.

      Politician

    • C.

      Logician

    • D.

      Sculptor

    Correct Answer
    C. Logician
    Explanation
    Socrates was known to be a logician because he was a philosopher who emphasized the use of logical reasoning and rationality in his teachings. He believed in the importance of questioning and critical thinking to arrive at the truth. Socrates used logical arguments and syllogisms to challenge and expose the flaws in people's beliefs and arguments. His method of questioning, known as the Socratic method, aimed to uncover contradictions and inconsistencies in order to arrive at a deeper understanding of concepts and ideas. Therefore, being a logician accurately describes one of Socrates' main roles and contributions.

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  • 8. 

    Which of these is not a Socratic Paradox?

    • A.

      No one deserves Evil

    • B.

      Virtue is sufficient for happiness

    • C.

      No one errs knowingly

    • D.

      Life does not give what you deserve

    Correct Answer
    D. Life does not give what you deserve
    Explanation
    The statement "Life does not give what you deserve" is not a Socratic Paradox because Socratic Paradoxes are philosophical statements that challenge common beliefs or assumptions. The other three options are all examples of Socratic Paradoxes because they go against common beliefs or assumptions. The statement "Life does not give what you deserve" does not challenge any common beliefs or assumptions, but rather presents a straightforward perspective on life.

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  • 9. 

    Socrates believed that wrong doings ensues from:

    • A.

      Lack of virtue

    • B.

      Thought

    • C.

      Will

    • D.

      Ignorance

    Correct Answer
    D. Ignorance
    Explanation
    Socrates believed that wrong doings ensue from ignorance. He argued that people only do wrong because they do not possess the knowledge or understanding of what is truly good and just. According to Socrates, if individuals were truly aware of what is right, they would naturally choose to do it. Therefore, ignorance is the root cause of immoral actions, as it prevents individuals from making informed and ethical choices.

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  • 10. 

    10. When did Socrates die?

    • A.

      414 BC

    • B.

      335 BC

    • C.

      399 BC

    • D.

      465 BC

    Correct Answer
    C. 399 BC
    Explanation
    Socrates died in 399 BC. This date is historically significant because it marks the execution of Socrates, who was a philosopher in ancient Athens. Socrates was charged with impiety and corrupting the youth, and he was sentenced to death by drinking a cup of poison hemlock. His death had a profound impact on the philosophical world and his teachings continue to influence Western philosophy to this day.

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