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Examination 1-Key - Fundamental Issues of Politics...

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Fundamental Issues of Politics Political Science 1001 Spring -- 2008 1. 1What is Socrates referring to when he says: “O men of Athens, that God only is wise; and in this oracle he means to say that the wisdom of men is little or nothing; he is not speaking of Socrates, he is only using my name as an illustration, as if he said, He, O men, is the wisest, who, like Socrates, knows that his wisdom is in truth worth nothing”? A. Socratic daimon. B. Socratic idealism. C. Socratic dialogue. *D. Socratic ignorance. E. Socratic irony. 2. 1What is Socrates referring to when he says: “This sign I have had ever since I was a child. The sign is a voice which comes to me and always forbids me to do something which I am going to do, but never commands me to do anything”? A. His rhetorical ability. B. His knowledge of the good. C. His ignorance. D. His vocation. *E. His daimon. 3. 1Which of the following is an accurate characterization of the relationship between Socrates (principle of subjectivity), philosophy, and politics found in The Apology? 1. Athens is on trial in the dialogue, for having a self-righteous pride in its past accomplishments and unthinking and complacent worship of the old gods. 2. Socrates represents the principle of subjectivity as one who questions the old order and searches for a new dwelling place, particularly for an individual sense of what is moral. 3. What is at stake in The Apology is the order of the soul, the polis, and the cosmos. 4. The homeless spirit, Socrates, has found a place in Athens and after he is found innocent, he will nurture the laws of the city. A. B. C. D. E. All of the Above 4. 1Which of the following is NOT an example of Socratic citizenship? A. Moral individualism. *B. Avoidance of death. C. Skepticism. D. Socratic ignorance. E. Care for the soul. 1
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5. When Socrates refers to “caring for the soul,” he means which of the following? 1. Avoidance of Injustice 2. Constant Self-Examination 3. Ruthless Intellectual Honesty 4. Sustained Moral Energy A. B. C. D. E. All of the Above* 6. In his funeral oration Pericles argues that citizens of Athens should do which of the following? 1. To have reverence for the city. 2. To respect law and authority 3. To be willing to die for the city. 4. To have an appreciation for excellence and beauty. A. B. C. D. Only 2 E. All of the Above* 7. Which of the following BEST characterizes the principle of subjectivity? A. An awareness of the customs and traditions of one’s tribal society. B. An awareness of the law and regulations of one’s society . C. A consciousness of and a sense of belonging to the group. *D.
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