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. What was Socrates' response when people commented on his wisdom?
(a) God made him intelligent only so that he could pass that knowledge on to others.
(b) He only reflected the wisdom of those around him.
(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.

2. Socrates demonstrated his loyalty to his city in what capacity?
(a) Headmaster.
(b) Senator.
(c) Mayor.
(d) Soldier.

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

4. Why are the Socratic dialogues still studied, according to Tarrant?
(a) The information contained in the dialogues is still relevant.
(b) Because scholars still don't completely understand them.
(c) They are challenging for students to comprehend.
(d) They must be mastered before other important material from the same time period can be studied.

5. According to his conversation with Euthyphro, how did Socrates feel about the charges being brought against him?
(a) He was not worried about the outcome of the trial because he knew that he was innocent.
(b) Socrates doesn't mention the charges to Euthyphro.
(c) He was unconcerned because the charges, to him, were minor.
(d) He felt that the accusations made against him were major.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Socrates learn as a result of his dialogue with Euthyphro?

2. At the end of his dialogue with Euthyphro, how did Socrates define "holy" actions?

3. Who writes the comments introducing the first dialogue?

4. Approximately how many years ago did the Socratic dialogues take place?

5. What is the date that the first dialogue was written?

(see the answer key)

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