Four Texts on Socrates: Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito and Aristophanes' Clouds Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Plato's Crito.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why is "true speech" often not persuasive?
(a) No one wants to hear the truth about how ugly they are.
(b) It is hard to properly present.
(c) True speech is often delivered by politicians, who are always at odds with citizens.
(d) It is so elegant that everyone falls in love with the words, failing to see the truthful content.

2. What makes a law just, according to Socrates?
(a) Objective goodness.
(b) Piety.
(c) The authority of a city.
(d) Popular opinion.

3. What is Socrates' general attitude toward the citizens of Athens?
(a) Jealous.
(b) Challenging.
(c) Friendly.
(d) Murderous.

4. Who are the characters in Crito?
(a) Crito and Socrates.
(b) Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, Eideron, and Crito.
(c) Socrates.
(d) Crito, Socrates, and Meletus.

5. What emotion did Socrates stir in the jury by his suggestion of a punishment?
(a) Thoughtfulness.
(b) Admiration.
(c) Laughter.
(d) Anger.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Euthyphro compare to himself and his father?

2. What does Euthyphro believe about local teachings about Zeus?

3. According to Athenian law, is Socrates innocent or guilty of the crimes charged to him?

4. Why does Socrates object to the notion that piety is a system of exchange between gods and men?

5. Which is the first of three Socratic dialogues written by Plato?

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