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. What is Socrates' definition of piety?
(a) Skillful service on behalf of the gods.
(b) Emulating the gods.
(c) Obeying due to fear of punishment.
(d) Rigorous, logical pursuit of the truth.

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

3. Why does Euthyphro decide to end his conversation with Socrates?
(a) Euthyphro successfully argued his case, and emerged victorious.
(b) Euthyphro was personally insulted after Socrates mentioned his father.
(c) Socrates has become belligerent and angry.
(d) He is frustrated at the logical traps Socrates has put him in.

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

5. What does Socrates believe about the concept of objective truth?
(a) Men should strive for it, even if in the end they do not attain it.
(b) Any man who seeks objective truth is a great fool.
(c) Every man has it in him to know objective truth absolutely.
(d) There is no such thing as objective truth.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Euthyphro's father accused of?

2. What city does Euthyphro take place in?

3. Where does Euthyphro take place?

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

5. Why does the dialogue in Euthyphro end?

(see the answer key)

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