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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. What happened at the end of the dialogue between Euthyphro and Socrates?
(a) Euthyphro was unsettled and didn't want to talk to Socrates anymore.
(b) They unearthed a circular argument, and Euthyphro ended the discussion.
(c) Socrates became frustrated that he couldn't get through to Euthyphro.
(d) Despite wanting to continue the discussion, Socrates was called to trial.

2. Why didn't Socrates obtain a higher education?
(a) No colleges or universities existed at the time.
(b) He didn't have the right political connections.
(c) He couldn't afford it.
(d) He wasn't accepted to the University.

3. What was Socrates' response when people commented on his wisdom?
(a) He only reflected the wisdom of those around him.
(b) God made him intelligent only so that he could pass that knowledge on to others.
(c) Through all of his questioning, he had only become aware of how much he did not yet know.
(d) He was intelligent because he had learned so much from his students.

4. According to Euthyphro, the gods only received satisfaction from what?
(a) Holy actions.
(b) Saving mortals from peril.
(c) Divine service.
(d) The happiness of mortals.

5. Socrates was, supposedly, inspired by which of the Athenian deities?
(a) None of them.
(b) Zeus.
(c) Apollo.
(d) Athena.

Short Answer Questions

1. The victim of the crime committed by Euthyphro's relative had committed what crime himself?

2. According to his conversation with Euthyphro, how did Socrates feel about the charges being brought against him?

3. How many groups of information are in the book's introductory material?

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

5. Where was Socrates being prosecuted?

(see the answer key)

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