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. What nationality was Socrates?
(a) Italian.
(b) Roman.
(c) Persian.
(d) Greek.

2. According to Socrates in Euthyphro, why don't wise men need to consult with the gods?
(a) Wise men don't need to consult with gods, but they certainly should.
(b) The gods are not the final arbiters of what is good and truthful.
(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. At the end of Euthyphro, what does Socrates' "god" tell him?
(a) He is the wisest of men in another part of his life.
(b) Athens will be destroyed in a great flood some day.
(c) He will die at dawn the next day.
(d) He should not have treated Euthyphro so harshly.

4. The Euthyphro is a dialogue between which men?
(a) Aristophanes and Cato.
(b) Socrates and Euthyphro.
(c) Plato and Socrates.
(d) Zeus and Hades.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Euthyphro's profession?

2. What is the subject of Plato's Apology?

3. What does Socrates believe about the concept of objective truth?

4. Why does the dialogue in Euthyphro end?

5. Where does Euthyphro take place?

(see the answer key)

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