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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 know too much; people need to find things out for themselves.
(c) The gods are not the final arbiters of what is good and truthful.
(d) The gods are impossible to access, and the journey is too difficult.

2. While arguing about his way of life, how does Socrates position himself with respect to Athens?
(a) The savior of Athens.
(b) The plumber of Athens.
(c) The needed villain of Athens.
(d) The artist of Athens.

3. What is the subject of Plato's Apology?
(a) A day of Socrates teaching at his school.
(b) Socrates' execution.
(c) Socrates' definition of piety.
(d) Socrates' trial.

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

5. Why does Socrates compare himself to a subhuman pest?
(a) It takes more than poison to kill him.
(b) He is always underfoot.
(c) He is small but dangerous.
(d) He wakes up the Athenian people.

Short Answer Questions

1. What ultimate sentence is handed down by the jury?

2. What sentence does Meletus suggest for Socrates?

3. Why does the Athenian community treat Euthyphro with contempt and derision?

4. What famous text succeeded in tarnishing Socrates' reputation, dealing him a blow in his trial?

5. What did the oracle at Delphi tell Socrates?

(see the answer key)

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