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. Which is NOT one of the insults lodged against Socrates by the citizens of Athens?
(a) He is a busybody.
(b) He questions the gods through science.
(c) He is always off in his own world, thinking abstract thoughts.
(d) He teaches about Zeus much too often.

2. Why does Socrates compare himself to a subhuman pest?
(a) He is always underfoot.
(b) It takes more than poison to kill him.
(c) He wakes up the Athenian people.
(d) He is small but dangerous.

3. Where does Euthyphro take place?
(a) By a river.
(b) In Socrates' Thinkery.
(c) In prison.
(d) In a government office.

4. On which point in Crito does Socrates differ markedly from his position in Apology?
(a) On the strength of his piety.
(b) On what it is to be a just law.
(c) On the importance of reputation.
(d) On the certainty of his wisdom.

5. Why does Socrates believe obedience to the law could not represent disrespectful behavior?
(a) Law is a great authority on earth, and should be respected.
(b) Prisoners serving their sentence with honor have a certain nobility about them.
(c) The law is based upon the good, without question.
(d) Respecting one's death sentence is respecting death itself.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the Athenian community treat Euthyphro with contempt and derision?

2. Who is Socrates' prosecutor in his trial?

3. Which god does Euthyphro admire above all others?

4. Which is the second of three Socratic dialogues written by Plato?

5. What is the correct chronology of Socratic dialogues?

(see the answer key)

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