Four Texts on Socrates: Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito and Aristophanes' Clouds Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Euthyphro believe about local teachings about Zeus?
(a) He rejects them completely.
(b) He accepts them, but only in order to spare the city conflict.
(c) He believes in them wholeheartedly.
(d) He is actively hostile to the followers of Zeus, heckling him whenever he can.

3. What is Socrates' second defense against the charge that he is corrupting youth?
(a) He had only talked with elderly people at his school.
(b) If love is a crime, Socrates is guilty as charged.
(c) Youth is made for corruption; only later in life does one find morality.
(d) He wouldn't have corrupted youth knowingly, because he feared retaliation for his actions.

4. What is prophecy?
(a) Knowledge of the future.
(b) A ritual rite of passage to manhood.
(c) Faith in the gods.
(d) Hatred for one's own family.

5. What does Socrates say about death and the divine voice in his head?
(a) His divine voice will die with him, and that is truly a tragedy.
(b) His divine voice has told him terrible things about the afterlife.
(c) If death was a bad thing, his divine voice would have objected to his trial.
(d) His divine voice has assured him he will be with Zeus in heaven.

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

7. 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) Every man has it in him to know objective truth absolutely.
(c) There is no such thing as objective truth.
(d) Any man who seeks objective truth is a great fool.

8. Why is Socrates wiser than anyone he knows?
(a) Because of his powerful observational skills of the natural world.
(b) Because of his great understanding of physics and astronomy.
(c) Because he knows that he knows nothing.
(d) Because he knows all the best philosophers in Athens, including Plato.

9. What is Socrates' general attitude toward the citizens of Athens?
(a) Murderous.
(b) Challenging.
(c) Friendly.
(d) Jealous.

10. What is the overarching subject of Euthyphro?
(a) Pleasure.
(b) Love.
(c) Intelligence.
(d) Piety.

11. What does Socrates say about the accusation that he is engaged in scientific pursuits?
(a) He denies being engaged in any such pursuits.
(b) He admits to pursuing science, but argues that science and religion are one and the same.
(c) He studied science only as a naive child of seven.
(d) He admits to being a lover of science, dealing his defense another blow.

12. According to Euthyphro, what might Socrates say about his own level of knowledge?
(a) Socrates feels wisdom is completely unimportant.
(b) Socrates feels he has a great memory.
(c) Socrates feels he knows nothing.
(d) Socrates feels he is a storehouse of knowledge.

13. How many speeches did Socrates give in his defense during his trial in Athens?
(a) One.
(b) Zero.
(c) Three.
(d) Two.

14. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Socrates believe is the central question of life?

2. What is Socrates' stance on political activity?

3. What sentence does Meletus suggest for Socrates?

4. Why does Socrates believe his oratorical skill is superior to his opponents in his trial?

5. The Euthyphro is a dialogue between which men?

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