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 god does Euthyphro admire above all others?
(a) Apollo.
(b) Hephaestus.
(c) Zeus.
(d) Hera.

2. Why does the Athenian community treat Euthyphro with contempt and derision?
(a) He is putting his own father on trial.
(b) He frequently dresses up as a woman.
(c) He is claiming an olive tree orchard that is not his.
(d) He stole chickens from his own brother.

3. Why is Socrates put on trial?
(a) For murder.
(b) For embezzlement.
(c) For corrupting the youth.
(d) For indecent exposure.

4. What is Socrates' general attitude toward the citizens of Athens?
(a) Friendly.
(b) Murderous.
(c) Jealous.
(d) Challenging.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Euthyphro, when the Athenian people are pious, what happens?

2. What is the name of Zeus' father?

3. What is Euthyphro's second definition of piety?

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

5. What is Euthyphro's profession?

(see the answer key)

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