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. What ultimate sentence is handed down by the jury?
(a) Life imprisonment.
(b) A fine.
(c) Death by poison.
(d) Death by hanging.

2. What does Euthyphro believe about local teachings about Zeus?
(a) He rejects them completely.
(b) He accepts them, but only in order to spare the city conflict.
(c) He believes in them wholeheartedly.
(d) He is actively hostile to the followers of Zeus, heckling him whenever he can.

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

4. According to Socrates, the philosopher who tells the truth ... ?
(a) Will be loved.
(b) Will be feared.
(c) Will be hated.
(d) Does not exist.

5. How does Socrates try to prove that the Athenian definition of corruption is defective?
(a) By arguing that laws are meant to be broken.
(b) By asking the prosecution to produce concrete evidence of the alleged corruption.
(c) By showing that he pursues a good life in a proper way.
(d) By calling forth a large number of his students to testify.

Short Answer Questions

1. What sentence does Socrates' friends beg for him to choose?

2. What is prophecy?

3. Who does Socrates believe speaks to him, as expressed in Euthyphro?

4. Euthyphro covers which section of Socrates' legal ordeal?

5. According to Euthyphro, what might Socrates say about his own level of knowledge?

(see the answer key)

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