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Crito Quizzes & Trivia

"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 wrote Crito?
    • A. 

      Socrates

    • B. 

      Aristotle

    • C. 

      Plato

    • D. 

      Homer

  • 3. 
    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

  • 4. 
    A strangeness between what is expected or intended and what  actually occurs and is meant.
    • A. 

      Allegory

    • B. 

      Irony

    • C. 

      Comedy

    • D. 

      Confusion

  • 5. 
    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.
    • A. 

      Crito

    • B. 

      Plato

    • C. 

      Aristotle

    • D. 

      Socrates

  • 6. 
    What is the dialogue between Socrates and Crito about?
    • A. 

      What is the definition of piety?

    • B. 

      How should one be a good citizen?

    • C. 

      Is it right to act unjustly if treated unjustly?

    • D. 

      How can one create the ideal society?

  • 7. 
    What argument does Crito use to try to persuade Socrates to leave prison? 
    • A. 

      All answers given

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

      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.

    • D. 

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

  • 8. 
    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.

  • 9. 
    From "Crito" it is obvious that Socrates believes it is much better to do what is virtuous and right rather than to follow what the “common herd” believes is good.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    It is clear from the dialogue that Socrates is not afraid of death.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    What is name for 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?
    • A. 

      Apostrophe

    • B. 

      Analogy

    • C. 

      Allusion

    • D. 

      Allegory

  • 12. 
    Hermeneutics can be defined as:
    • A. 

      The name for the study of how people are able to come to a knowledge of anything; the study of how people can acquire an understanding of truth.

    • B. 

      The name for the study of how people develop a sense of values and determine the worth of a thing, idea or principle.

    • C. 

      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.

    • D. 

      The name for the study of how one goes about finding their way out of a lost situation.

  • 13. 
    Virgil, the ancient Roman poet, represents ______ in The Commedia, and leads Dante through_______.
    • A. 

      Reason...hell and purgatory.

    • B. 

      Artistic Excellence...hell, purgatory, and heaven.

    • C. 

      Revelation...hell

    • D. 

      Religion...hell and purgatory.

  • 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 straight path Dante has lost represents:
    • A. 

      A shortcut through the forest.

    • B. 

      The path of wealth and fortune

    • C. 

      The main road from Florence to Rome

    • D. 

      The way of righteousness or piety.

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