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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Euthyphro covers which section of Socrates' legal ordeal?
(a) Imprisonment.
(b) Trial.
(c) Arrest.
(d) Execution.

2. What does Socrates believe is the central question of life?
(a) What is it all for?
(b) What is the meaning of piety?
(c) How should one live one's life?
(d) How does one acquire knowledge?

3. At the end of Euthyphro, what does Socrates' "god" tell him?
(a) He will die at dawn the next day.
(b) Athens will be destroyed in a great flood some day.
(c) He should not have treated Euthyphro so harshly.
(d) He is the wisest of men in another part of his life.

4. Euthyphro's definition of piety depends upon what body of stories?
(a) Scandinavian mythology.
(b) Aesop's Fables.
(c) The Epic of Gilgamesh.
(d) Greek mythology.

5. What is Euthyphro's second definition of piety?
(a) Piety is engaging in skillful service on behalf of the gods.
(b) Piety is behaving honorably despite ill fortune.
(c) Piety is fearing own's own mortality.
(d) Piety is preparing oneself for great rewards.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Euthyphro believe about local teachings about Zeus?

2. What is Euthyphro's profession?

3. What does Socrates have Euthyphro agree about, in regards to love?

4. What is Euthyphro's father accused of?

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

(see the answer key)

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