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"Crito" and The Divine Comedy


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the definition of catharsis?
    • A. 

      A purifying or figurative cleansing of emotions, especially pity and fear, described by Aristotle as an effect of tragic drama on its audience.

    • B. 

      A type of drama in which the characters experience reversals of fortune, usually for the better.

    • C. 

      A dramatic composition, often in verse, dealing with a serious or somber theme, typically that of a great person destined through a flaw of character or conflict with some overpowering force, as fate or society, to downfall or destruction.

    • D. 

      An ancient Greek sickness, commonly referred to today as influenza.

  • 2. 
    Who is Socrates?
    • A. 

      The author of various dialogues including The Republic and The Trial and Death of Socrates.

    • B. 

      A student of Plato.

    • C. 

      A student of Aristotle.

    • D. 

      An Athenian philosopher who engaged in teaching by asking questions of others. He claimed the only thing he knew was that he knew nothing and left no writings of his own behind.

  • 3. 
    Who wrote Crito?
    • A. 

      Socrates

    • B. 

      Aristotle

    • C. 

      Plato

    • D. 

      Homer

  • 4. 
    What argument does Crito use to try to persuade Socrates to leave prison? 
    • A. 

      Athenian justice system is corrupt and unjust and to stay in prison would be complying with injustice.

    • B. 

      If Crito and Socrates' other friends don't try to free Socrates, people would say they weren't willing to pay the money to help him.

    • C. 

      Socrates has a moral obligation to his followers to do everything in his power to survive.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    What is Socrates' main response to Crito's argument?
    • A. 

      The ends justify the means.

    • B. 

      To do something unjust is not good, even in response to injustice. Furthermore, he must obey the law, which he had trusted to protect and care for him all the days of his citizenship.

    • C. 

      The unexamined life is not worth living.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    It is clear from the dialogue that Socrates is most concerned with the opinion of the masses, the public, as they are the most informed and knowledgeable about matters relating to virtue and good conduct.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    It is clear from the dialogue that Socrates is afraid of death.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    What is irony?
    • A. 

      A symbolic narrative in which the surface details imply a secondary meaning that often takes the form of a story in which the characters represent moral qualities.

    • B. 

      A strangeness between what is expected or intended and what actually occurs and is meant.

    • C. 

      type of drama in which the characters experience reversals of fortune, usually for the better.

    • D. 

      A purifying or figurative cleansing of the emotions, especially pity and fear, described by Aristotle as an effect of tragic drama on its audience.

  • 9. 
    What is the dialogue between Socrates and Crito about?
    • A. 

      What is the definition of piety?

    • B. 

      How is it possible to be a good citizen?

    • C. 

      Is it right to respond unjustly if treated unjustly?

    • D. 

      How is it possible to create the ideal society?

  • 10. 
    In "Crito," what is certain to happen if Socrates stays in prison?
    • A. 

      He will be put to death.

    • B. 

      He will become depressed.

    • C. 

      He will be able to continue teaching by sending letters through the guards.

    • D. 

      He will get sick and would be in danger of suffering from pneumonia.

  • 11. 
    Dante's Commedia is a famous allegory. What is an allegory?
    • A. 

      A comparison between two things, typically on the basis of their structure and for the purpose of explanation or clarification.

    • B. 

      A form of language use in which writers and speakers convey something other than the literal meaning of their words.

    • C. 

      A reference to another work of literature, person, or event.

    • D. 

      A symbolic narrative in which the surface details imply a secondary meaning that often takes the form of a story in which the characters represent moral qualities

  • 12. 
    What is the name for the study of interpretation as people attempt to properly understand written texts, especially texts in the areas of literature, religion, and law?
    • A. 

      Epistemology

    • B. 

      Axiology

    • C. 

      Hermeneutics

    • D. 

      Ichthyology

  • 13. 
    The Commedia chronicles one man’s travels through:
    • A. 

      Stages of the afterlife: hell, purgatory, and paradise

    • B. 

      Different phases of human emotion: joy, sorrow, indifference

    • C. 

      Self realization: ID, Ego, Superego

    • D. 

      The Fragments of the Roman Empire: Latinized Christian West, Greek Christian East, Islamic South

  • 14. 
    Dante’s exile was related to what controversial political issue of his day?
    • A. 

      The break between the Roman Catholic Church with the Eastern Orthodox Church.

    • B. 

      The Pope's involvement in civil affairs and local politics.

    • C. 

      Dante's belief that the crusades were unbiblical and unjust.

    • D. 

      The distribution of farmland

  • 15. 
    “In the middle of the journey of our life / I found myself within a dark forest, / For I had lost the straight path.”                   In this stanza from The Commedia, the forest Dante finds himself in represents:
    • A. 

      A place in Northern Italy near Dante's hometown.

    • B. 

      The experience of being lost when not having a compass or a map.

    • C. 

      The frustration experienced in too much studying.

    • D. 

      Being spiritually lost, sin and worldliness.

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