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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. At the end of Euthyphro, what does Socrates' "god" tell him?
(a) Athens will be destroyed in a great flood some day.
(b) He will die at dawn the next day.
(c) He should not have treated Euthyphro so harshly.
(d) He is the wisest of men in another part of his life.

2. What does Socrates say about death and the divine voice in his head?
(a) His divine voice will die with him, and that is truly a tragedy.
(b) His divine voice has told him terrible things about the afterlife.
(c) If death was a bad thing, his divine voice would have objected to his trial.
(d) His divine voice has assured him he will be with Zeus in heaven.

3. The Euthyphro is known as what kind of writing?
(a) Dialogue.
(b) Autobiography.
(c) Novel.
(d) Play.

4. What attitude has Meletus adopted about the trial of Socrates?
(a) He bears no opinion and avoids the issue.
(b) He is stridently pro-Socrates.
(c) He is taking it quite seriously.
(d) He thinks the whole thing is a sham.

5. Socrates not only challenged Athenian morality but ... ?
(a) Athenian political power.
(b) Athenian sense of purpose.
(c) Athenian understanding of fish and water fowl.
(d) Athenian restrictions on diet.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Socrates try to prove that the Athenian definition of corruption is defective?

2. How does Socrates characterize the gods in Euthyphro?

3. What sentence does Socrates suggest for himself?

4. What does Socrates tell his friends and supporters after his sentence is decided?

5. What topic does Socrates discuss to dismantle Euthyphro's initial definition of piety?

(see the answer key)

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