Four Texts on Socrates: Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito and Aristophanes' Clouds Quiz | Two 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. Where does Crito take place?
(a) In prison.
(b) At Plato's home.
(c) In Socrates' school.
(d) In Crito's study.

2. According to Socrates in Euthyphro, why don't wise men need to consult with the gods?
(a) The gods are not the final arbiters of what is good and truthful.
(b) Wise men don't need to consult with gods, but they certainly should.
(c) The gods are impossible to access, and the journey is too difficult.
(d) The gods know too much; people need to find things out for themselves.

3. What does Socrates have Euthyphro agree about, in regards to love?
(a) Love, like the top of Mount Olympus, can never truly be known.
(b) Love is the mutual lack of disrespect between two people.
(c) Things that are loved, are loved because they are loved by someone.
(d) Love always depends on exactly three parties.

4. What does an "implicit contract agreement" require, according to Socrates in Crito?
(a) Being just.
(b) Upholding one's reputation.
(c) Obeying the law.
(d) Being pious.

5. What is Socrates' stance with respect to his sentence?
(a) He will fight his sentence aggressively.
(b) He will find a way to avoid his sentence.
(c) He will ask his friends to appeal to the court for mercy.
(d) He will not resist his sentence.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Socrates wiser than anyone he knows?

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

3. In Euthyphro, what problem does Socrates have with the suggestion that it is good to be dear to the gods?

4. What explains Socrates' stance on political activity?

5. Why does Socrates believe his oratorical skill is superior to his opponents in his trial?

(see the answer key)

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