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

2. What does Socrates discover when he speaks with and interviews "wise men"?
(a) He realized they were simply trying to get him to convert to worshiping Apollo.
(b) He discovers they know nothing.
(c) They are nearly as intelligent as himself.
(d) Wise men is where Socrates got all his knowledge from.

3. 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) The gods are impossible to access, and the journey is too difficult.
(c) The gods know too much; people need to find things out for themselves.
(d) Wise men don't need to consult with gods, but they certainly should.

4. Why are many scientists accused of atheism, according to Socrates?
(a) Scientists will not accept religious explanations for things.
(b) Scientists must disavow Zeus in order to be admitted as a scientist.
(c) They have never been properly exposed to religious concepts.
(d) It is yet another lie perpetrated by Meletus.

5. What explains Socrates' stance on political activity?
(a) He listens to his friends.
(b) He listens to his students.
(c) A divine voice in his head told him how to behave.
(d) His father, a politician, was killed because of his position.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is Euthyphro's initial definition of piety?

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

4. What is Socrates' general attitude toward the citizens of Athens?

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

(see the answer key)

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