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

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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 Athenian law, is Socrates innocent or guilty of the crimes charged to him?
(a) Innocent; Socrates is guilty of corruption, but that is not a crime in Athenian law.
(b) Guilty; though he believes in Zeus, he hates the god rather than loves him.
(c) Guilty; he fits the definition of corruption set out in Athenian law.
(d) Innocent; there is no evidence to support the charges.

2. Where does Apology take place?
(a) Egypt.
(b) Athens.
(c) Sparta.
(d) Rome.

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

4. What does Socrates claim about his relationship with his students?
(a) He makes them suffer only so he can teach them more.
(b) His students are all too stupid to do much damage.
(c) He has no students, and the trial is a complete farce.
(d) He has never claimed to teach, only to talk honestly.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Socrates say about death and the divine voice in his head?

2. What attitude has Meletus adopted about the trial of Socrates?

3. While arguing about his way of life, how does Socrates position himself with respect to Athens?

4. Why does Socrates compare himself to a subhuman pest?

5. How does Socrates try to prove that the Athenian definition of corruption is defective?

(see the answer key)

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