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1. What is Plato’s aim in The Republic?

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2. Which of Socrates’s interlocutors asserts that justice is nothing but the advantage of the stronger?

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3. Which of the following terms best describes Thrasymachus?

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4. What advantage does the Ring of Gyges confer on its wearers?

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5. According to Glaucon, to which of the following classes do the majority of people relegate justice?

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6. According to Socrates what is the fundamental principle on which all human society should be based?

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7. Which of the following is not a term applied to the first city Socrates describes?

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8. Which of the following classes of society populates the first city?

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9. Which of the following is not considered an important aspect of the warriors’ education?

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10. What is the aim of the warriors’ education?

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11. Which of the following is not considered an aspect of the soul by Plato?

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12. Which of the following statements is false?

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13. Which of the following is not a characteristic that marks the lifestyle of the guardians?

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14. What is the main purpose in propagating the myth of the metals among the citizens of the just city?

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15. What is the role of women in the city?

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16. What distinguishes the lover of sights and sounds from the philosopher?

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17. According to Socrates, what is the ultimate subject of study for the philosopher-kings?

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18. To which of the following does Socrates compare the Form of the Good?

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19. According to Socrates, what is the lowest grade of cognitive activity?

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20. What is the difference between thought and understanding

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21. What does Socrates mean to illustrate with the allegory of the cave?

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22. At what age does a guardian finally become a philosopher-king, provided that he passes through all of the various tests?

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23. Why is the philosopher king most fit to rule the city?

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24. Which of the following statements best approximates Socrates’s attitude toward democracy?

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25. How do we know that the philosopher’s pleasure is the greatest possible pleasure?