The Last Days of Socrates Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 2, The Euthyphro: Chapter 1, The Euthyphro.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the conversation between Euthyphro and Socrates, what was the relationship between deities and mortals?
(a) The gods and mortals had a mutual relationship.
(b) Men were at the mercy of the gods.
(c) The gods need men to give them a purpose.
(d) The gods would not exist without men.

2. The victim of the crime committed by Euthyphro's relative had committed what crime himself?
(a) Murder.
(b) Fraud.
(c) Robbery.
(d) Adultery.

3. What does the term "epistemology" mean, in philosophy?
(a) The love of knowledge.
(b) Proving the inconsistency of another's argument.
(c) The problem of knowledge, and how to acquire it.
(d) Using logic to prove an argument.

4. What was Socrates' objection to Euthyphro prosecuting his relative?
(a) Euthyphro didn't know all of the circumstances surrounding the crime.
(b) Euthyphro had no way to be sure he was prosecuting the right person.
(c) Loyalty to family should come before loyalty to the law.
(d) Euthyphro was known to have committed some minor crimes himself, and no one in his family prosecuted him for it.

5. Thrasyllus was a scholar from what century?
(a) 2nd century C.E.
(b) 1st century C.E.
(c) 1st century B.C.E.
(d) 3rd century C.E.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the introductory notes, who is this version of "The Last Days of Socrates" intended for?

2. Who originally arranged these four dialogues in a group?

3. Euthyphro was prosecuting someone for what crime?

4. Where was the battle that Socrates miraculously survived?

5. Which of the four dialogues did not occur at the same time as the others?

(see the answer key)

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