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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is the first person to accuse Socrates of corrupting the youth?
(a) Euthyphro.
(b) Plato.
(c) Meletus.
(d) Aristophanes.

2. What does Crito think about the justice or injustice of the trial? Why?
(a) The trial was just, because Socrates was truly guilty.
(b) The trial was unjust, because Socrates didn't do his proper duty to defend himself.
(c) The trial was just, because Socrates deserved his fate, given his lackluster defense.
(d) The trial was unjust, because Meletus the prosecutor tricked the jury.

3. Which side does Aristophanes take in the conflict with Socrates?
(a) His stance is impossible to determine.
(b) Athens' citizens.
(c) Socrates.
(d) Plato.

4. What is Strepsiades' ultimate goal when coming to Socrates?
(a) He wants to summon the courage to marry his sweetheart.
(b) He wants to replace Socrates.
(c) He wants to trick his money lenders.
(d) He wants to escape to Italy.

5. What text does Pheidippides recite at the party Strepsiades throws for him?
(a) A dialogue in which Plato is humiliated by Socrates.
(b) A poem about incest.
(c) A play about rape.
(d) A poem about thievery.

6. What does Socrates try to teach Strepsiades?
(a) Most everything.
(b) Just theology.
(c) Just astronomy.
(d) Just argumentation.

7. Who is the god which the majority of Athenians pray to as their primary god?
(a) Hermes.
(b) Poseidon.
(c) Apollo.
(d) Zeus.

8. What is the state of Socrates' reputation in Athens after the trial and sentencing?
(a) Officially, no one may ever speak of him again.
(b) It has improved somewhat.
(c) It is as worse as ever.
(d) He has proven everyone wrong and emerged with a sterling reputation.

9. Why doesn't Socrates try to argue about the principles of his philosophy with Crito?
(a) Crito would be unsympathetic to such an argument.
(b) Crito is not intelligent enough for such an argument.
(c) Socrates is weary of all talk.
(d) Socrates never talks philosophy with friends, only students.

10. What stance does Strepsiades ultimately take in regards to Socrates' teachings?
(a) He rejects the teachings completely.
(b) He embraces them and starts his own school.
(c) He rejects them, but is always bothered by what might have been.
(d) He puts them to good use and becomes a lawyer.

11. What do Crito and Socrates agree upon in regards to retaliation?
(a) Retaliation is the threat that gives law authority.
(b) Retaliation is the law of human nature.
(c) Retaliation is rarely encouraged, but it can be useful.
(d) One should not retaliate against an evil action with another evil action.

12. Which of the following terms best describes Pheidippides?
(a) Pious.
(b) Conservative.
(c) Generous.
(d) Self-indulgent.

13. Who are the characters in Crito?
(a) Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, Eideron, and Crito.
(b) Socrates.
(c) Crito, Socrates, and Meletus.
(d) Crito and Socrates.

14. What relationship is Strepsiades to Pheidippides?
(a) Father to son.
(b) Son to father.
(c) Uncle to nephew.
(d) Friend to friend.

15. At what point does Strepsiades stop speaking to Pheidippides?
(a) When Pheidippides threatens to beat up his own mother.
(b) When Pheidippides tries to trick Strepsiades' creditors.
(c) When Pheidippides reads a poem about incest.
(d) When Pheidippides enrolls with Socrates.

Short Answer Questions

1. How would Aristophanes characterize the religious belief of Socrates?

2. On which point in Crito does Socrates differ markedly from his position in Apology?

3. What does Strepsiades think about the education Socrates offers him?

4. What is the result of Pheidippides' time with Socrates?

5. How convinced was Crito by the defense Socrates provided during his trial?

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