Humn 330 Chapter 9 Quiz

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Chapter 8: Socrates, Plato, and the Good Life

True/False Questions

1. Virtue ethics is commonly opposed to ethics of character. TRUE

2. In the African “Akan” cultural value system, the highest virtue is independence. FALSE

3. Socrates reportedly claimed that “an unlived life is not worth examining.” FALSE

4. Socrates was primarily interested in teaching the sons and daughters of the Athenian working population. FALSE

5. Socrates implied that he was not bound to any one conception of reality unless it could be tested by reason. TRUE

6. Socrates was executed by beheading on the final day of the Olympic games. FALSE

7. Crito tries to make Socrates agree to attempt to escape because he has been convicted by unjust laws. TRUE

8. Plato gathered Socrates’ writing and published them under his own name. FALSE

9. Plato expressed the opinion that qualified women should be able to occupy any position in his ideal state. TRUE

10. Like Plato, Freud believes that we can access and control the part of the psyche that houses our desires and drives. FALSE

11. A metaphysical materialist is primarily interested in accumulating material goods. FALSE

12. Socrates was never given a chance to confront his accuser, Meletus, during his trial. FALSE

13. Socrates says that “virtue is not given by money, but from virtue comes money and every other good of man, public as well as private.” TRUE

Multiple-Choice Questions

14. Which culture or group of cultures is/are not mentioned in the text as an example of traditional cultures with virtue ethics?

a. American Indian cultures

b. African tribal cultures

c. The Greek culture of antiquity

d. The ancient Chinese culture

15. Socrates gave several reasons why he did not want to attempt to escape from prison. Which one of these...