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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Aristophanes' Clouds.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Socrates say that he is not impious?
(a) Meletus, in charging impiety, has contradicted himself.
(b) He believes there are cloud goddesses.
(c) He in fact believes in Zeus wholeheartedly.
(d) He regularly speaks with the voice in his head.

2. What position does Strepsiades have in society?
(a) Elder.
(b) Philosopher.
(c) Youth.
(d) Playwright.

3. Who is Socrates' prosecutor in his trial?
(a) Kronos.
(b) Euthyphro.
(c) Meletus.
(d) Crito.

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

5. Why has Strepsiades run into financial difficulties?
(a) Strepsiades' son has been self-indulgent.
(b) Strepsiades has no financial difficulties; in fact, he is wealthy.
(c) Strepsiades paid dearly for an oracle's help.
(d) Strepsiades has a weakness for gambling.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which is the second of three Socratic dialogues written by Plato?

2. Why does the dialogue in Euthyphro end?

3. What does Socrates try to teach Strepsiades?

4. What relationship is Crito to Socrates?

5. Why does Euthyphro decide to end his conversation with Socrates?

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