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Quiz up t'Socrates

Short Answer(answer in as few words as possible):

  1. Wha' was written in ye first letter?
  2. Two clues link Hilde an' Sophie. Which clue be t'more mysterious? 
  3. Recall ye analogy o'thar magic trick. Wha' do thar rabbit fur, t'insects, an' yonder magician symbolize?
  4. Why was ye offerin' ye most significant religious ceremony in Norse time?
  5. Wha' did Thrym steal from Thor?
  6. Wha' does Thales say all thin's be made o'?
  7. Name t'hree philosophers from Miletus.
  8. Name ye philosopher associated wi' thar term “boundless”?
  9. Wha' be ye source o'all thin's accordin' t'Anaximenes?
  10. Where did Parmenides think stuff hails from?
  11. Who first stated that fire was “rarefied air”?
  12. Thales an' Anaximenes came t'har same conclusion about substance, wha'?
  13. Wha' be rationalism an' who first suggested it?
  14. Who belie'ed that ye cannot step into t'same ri'er twice?
  15. How does Heraclitus explain God as a duality?
  16. Wha' be thar two major differences between Parmenides an' Heraclitus?
  17. Accordin' t'Empedocles, wha' be thar four elements?
  18. Accordin' t'Empedocles, wha' binds an' separates thin's?
  19. Who first suggests that nature be built up o'an infinite number o'minute particles?
  20. Who belei'ed “somethin' o'e'erythin' was in e'erythin'”?
  21. How did Anaxagoruas describe ye sun?
  22. Wha' did Democritus belie'e bound atoms t'gether?
  23. Yonder word “a-tom” means “__-_________.”
  24. Accordin' t'Democritus, wha' be a materialist?
  25. Who first said, “I would rather disco'er a new cause o'nature than be yonder kin' o'Persia”?
  26. Wha' be fatalism?
  27. Wha' character from a famous Greek tragedy was a sla'e t'fate?
  28. Wha' be ye translation o'yonder sign at Delphi?
  29. Who founded Greek medicine?
  30. Wha' be thar origin o'yonder word “influenza”?

More Short Answer (or multiple choice or T/F):
Chapter 1, Yonder Garden o'Eden

  1. How old be Sophie when thar no'el opens?
  2. Wha' be Albert Knag’s occupation?
  3. Where does Sophie live?
  4. Wha' does yonder note say inside Sophie’s first en'elope?
  5. Wha' does Joanna say human bein's be like?
  6. Wha' question does Sophie ask herself as she looks in ye mirror after she reads her first note?
  7. Wha' does thar note say inside Sophie’s second en'elope?
  8. Wha' do t'en'elopes have in common?
  9. Wha' does Sophie call her secret spot?
  10. Wha' does Sophie’s dad do fer a li'in'?
  11. How often does Sophie see her father?
  12. Wha' does Sophie find in ye regular mail as t'story opens?

Chapter 2: Thar Top Hat

  1. How does Sophie surprise Joanna after they finish classes?
  2. Who be thar only other bein' Sophie takes t'her den wi' her?
  3. Wha' does yonder introductory letter t'Philosophy say?
  4. Wha' do philosophers keep that babies have an' adults lose?
  5. Accordin' t'har top hat metaphor, wha' be philosophers?
  6. How does Sophie feel toward drug use?

Chapter 3: Ye Myths

  1. Ancient people used myths t'explain wha'?
  2. Wha' tool does thar God Thor use?
  3. Why be Thor a powerful God?
  4. How does Thor dress t'fool t'giants?
  5. Wha' be yonder Greeks’ criticism o'Nordic Gods?
  6. Wha' comprises Sophie’s myth?

Chapter 4, t'Natural Philosophers

  1. Wha' does Sophie’s mother think o'thar letters she recei'es?
  2. Wha' does Anaximenes belie'e that e'erythin' hails from?
  3. Wha' does Parmenides belie'e?
  4. How does Empedocles try t'organize ye world?
  5. Wha' does Empedocles belie'e plays a role in brin'in' thin's t'gether?
  6. Accordin' t'Anaxagoras, wha' be seeds?

Chapter 5, Democritus an' Chapter 6, Fate

  1. When do white en'elopes arri'e fer Sophie?
  2. Wha' does Empedocles belie'e plays a role in brin'in' thin's t'gether?
  3. Wha' do thar grand brown en'elopes that arri'e fer Sophie contain?
  4. Wha' does Empedocles belie'e plays a role in brin'in' thin's t'gether?
  5. Wha' does Sophie build wi' Legos?
  6. Wha' does Empedocles belie'e plays a role in brin'in' thin's t'gether?
  7. When Sophie’s mother sees her playin' wi' Legos, wha' does Sophie tell her mother?
  8. Wha' does Empedocles belie'e plays a role in brin'in' thin's t'gether?
  9. After Sophie first tries t'find her philosopher, how does Sophie’s philosopher a'oid her seein' him?
  10. Wha' does Empedocles belie'e plays a role in brin'in' thin's t'gether?
  11. Wha' does Sophie find in her room wi' thar name “Hilde” written on it?
  12. Wha' does Empedocles belie'e plays a role in brin'in' thin's t'gether?

Longer Answers:

  1. Sophie recei'es mail addressed t'Hilde. Be she silly or foolish fer openin' this mail? Why?
  2. Why does Sophie continue t'do this homework, even though it be not required o'her?
  3. Sophie immediately thinks about thar first question, “Who be ye?” How does this indirectly characterize her?
  4. Wha' be Sophie’s den symbolic o'? How?
  5. Why would Sophie not go wi' Joanna after classes?
  6. Be Sophie’s mother’s reaction t'her daughter’s studies an' new attitude realistic? Why?
  7. Why would ancient people make up such elaborate stories t'explain how their world works?
  8. Why be it important that Sophie designed her own myth?
  9. Wha' would be an example o'Parmenides’ beliefs in Sophie’s life?
  10. Wha' kind o'teacher be Alberto? Why?
  11. Wha' did Sophie learn from workin' wi' Legos in connection t'Democritus?
  12. Do people today, as t'Greeks did, belie'e in fate or predestination? Wha' be examples?

Essay Questions:

Choose 'un o'yonder followin' topics t'de'elop into an essay.

  1. Wha' ideas have ye always wondered about that philosophy might explore. Be specific. Fer instance, Sophie wonders if somethin' has always existed. Do ye e'ery think about why some people be tall an' others short? Why some people go t'jail an' others don’t?
  2. Have ye explored philosophy in yer life without knowin' that ye actually were? Do ye wonder about yer existence often?
  3. Do ye have any philosophical questions like Sophie? Wha' be they? Do ye think ye’ll ever find t'answers? Why or why not?
  4. Can anyone be a philosopher? Wha' qualities does a philosopher need?
  5. Why does man have a need t'figure out how t'world be organized an' how it came into bein'? Be this why Sophie continues wi' her coursework?
  6. Which philosopher stands out t'ye? Why?
  7. Choose 'un philosopher an' explain how yer chosen philosopher’s beliefs be still pre'alent today.