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Phil Qui 2

 

1.Socrates argues that the Myth of Er is a useful story to stop those people who believe in the truth of which other story mentioned in the Republic?  Select the correct story mentioned from below.

a.

The tale of perfect injustice by Thrasymachus

b.

The Allegory of the Cave

c.

The tale of the Feverish City

d.

Homer’s Poems

e.

The Ring of Gyges tale

2. In Book VII (7) of the Republic, Socrates describes his example of the Cave as “an image of _____.” Fill in the blank with one word.

3. In Book X (10) of the Republic, Socrates argues that this group of people as imitators of knowledge: they do not have true knowledge of the Forms.  Select the group below

 .

Lawyers

b.

Poets

c.

Priests

d.

Carpenters

e.

Business people

4. According to the Myth of Er in Book X of the Republic, what item represents the Necessity or Fate of the universe? Select the best answer from the following options.

a.

A Spear

b.

A river

c.

Hourglass

d.

Spindle

e.

Clock

5. According to Martin Luther King Jr’s “A Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” we should thank [BLANK] for our academic freedom, because this person practiced civil disobedience. Fill in the blank with the name of the person referred to by MLK. [The name is one word.]

6. Having read the last pages of Book VII (7) (pp. 2130-220) of the Republic, would it be correct to say that Plato/Socrates supports women’s rights and women leaders in governments? Select True if you agree and False if do not agree.

True

False

7.  What do the cave dwellers in the Allegory of the Cave (Book VII) see on the walls in front of them?  Fill in the blank (one word-plural word). 

8. In Book X of the Republic, which example does Plato/Socrates use to argue that products of craftsmen (e.g. tables, chairs, etc.) are not the ideas or forms of the product? Select the best answer from the options below. 

a.

Table

b.

Statue

c.

Bicycle

d.

Couch

e.

Bed

9. Socrates uses which example to show that the Forms are necessary to understand material reality and human perceptions.  Select the answer from below.

a.

A Finger

b.

Children being raised in common without knowledge of their parents

c.

A Painted Statue

d.

A Carpenter’s Couch

e.

A Fire in the Cave Allegory

 

10.Socrates states that the Forms (or the Ideas that rule the universe so that we can have stable meanings and a certain reality) can be ranked in respect to their being.  Certain Forms are more important than others because they produce their lower forms.  For example, the ideas and form of geometry in general produces and is more real than the Forms of Triangles.  As a result, Socrates argues that eventually all Forms come from a single, higher Form or Being.  He calls that Being, “The _____.” Fill in the blank by selecting the correct option below.

a.

Ideal

b.

Mathematical

c.

One

d.

Shadows

e.

Fire