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Unformatted text preview: -PHI 105.02 POLITICS AND SOCIETY (II) - FALL 2010 (1108-PHI-105-SEC02-80807) > ASSIGNMENTS > QUIZZES > REVIEW ASSESSMENT: QUIZ 3 Review Assessment: Quiz 3 User Zhenguan Tang Submitted 9/25/10 10:12 PM Name Quiz 3 Status Needs Grading Score Grade not available. Time Elapsed 0 hours, 29 minutes, and 27 seconds out of 0 hours and 30 minutes allowed. Instructions This quiz is to be taken online via Blackboard before class on Monday, September 27th, 2010. You have 30 minutes to complete the entire quiz. You may not need 30 minutes, but the final question is a challenging one, and I want you to have enough time to think about it and re-read the text. The first two questions are multiple choice, and each one is worth 2 points each. The third question is very short answer. This means that you should not write more than three sentences to answer the questions. This question is worth 6 points. The last question is short answer, and it is worth 10 points. I think you will need at least ten minutes to answer this question because there are two questions you must answer. You can write as much as you need to in order to answer this question. Good Luck! Question 1 2 out of 2 points What does Socrates say he would do if he was acquitted on the terms that he never practices philosophy again? Selected Answer: D. Disobey the ruling of the jury. Correct Answer: D. Disobey the ruling of the jury. Question 2 2 out of 2 points In the Apology, Socrates compares himself to a stinging fly/gadfly that bothers a noble yet sluggish horse. Who or What is Socrates referring to as the noble, sluggish horse? Selected Answer: C. Athens Correct Answer: C. Athens Question 3 Needs Grading Why does Socrates think his punishment should be free maintenance at the states expense? (Very short answer. No more than three sentences). Selected Answer: Because Socrates gave the people reality, which is even more important than the semblance of success which is given by the victor at Olympics. Besides, he is poor and he needs leisure to give people moral encouragement. Correct Answer: [None] Question 4 Needs Grading Socrates states on page 23: I do not think that I know what I do not know. However, he also claims on page 36 that life without this sort of examination is not worth living (A better translation of this is that the unexamined life is not worth living). In the first statement, Socrates claims he is ignorant. In the second, Socrates claims, in part, that a life rooted in ignorance is not worth living. Two questions follow: 1. How might we reconcile these two claims? 2. Why isnt the unexamined life worth living? Selected Answer: When Socrates said that the only thing he knew was he didn't know anything, he was not totally ignorant because at least he was well aware of the fact that true wisdom belongs to the god and he didn't posses them now. He also understood that he should do his best to find the wisdom by thinking and talking to different people. Socrates didn't pretend to know something that he actually didn't know. However, most of the people always live in an illusion that they understand everything and possess the true wisdom. They think they know everything but in fact they know nothing. It is this kind of life which Socrates claims not worth living. The reason why Socrates thought that the unexamined life is not worth living can be explained well by the cave metaphor. People who live the life unexamined is like the prisoners who are chained to chairs. They do not know what the true reality is and how is it look like. Suppose that they are set free and they are forced to leave the cave, they would find that the real life is far better than the life in the cave and they would never want to descend back to the cave. The unexamined life is like the life in the cave, people can endure this is only because they never questioned their lives and lack the will of ascending to the true reality. Correct Answer: [None] ...
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