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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which is the first of three Socratic dialogues written by Plato?
(a) Euthyphro.
(b) The Clouds.
(c) Apology.
(d) Crito.

2. How should one seeking meaning in life, according to Socrates?
(a) By dulling one's senses with drugs and alcohol.
(b) By considering a set of ideals, which one can use to compare to one's own life.
(c) By asking good friends for advice.
(d) By obeying the will of the gods.

3. What is Euthyphro's father accused of?
(a) Prostitution.
(b) Assault.
(c) Begging.
(d) Impiety.

4. What city does Euthyphro take place in?
(a) Athens.
(b) Sparta.
(c) Rome.
(d) Attica.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. At the end of Euthyphro, what does Socrates' "god" tell him?

2. What is the name of Zeus' father?

3. According to Socrates, when pursuing the truth, a person should defer to what authority?

4. How does society react to a philosopher who tells the truth, according to Socrates?

5. What is the "good life" as defined by Athens law, according to Plato's Apology?

(see the answer key)

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