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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 were Socrates and Euthyphro attempting to use as a measure to determine the morality of Euthyphro's decision?
(a) The relationships in Euthyphro's family.
(b) The approval of the gods.
(c) The laws of Athens.
(d) The unspoken code of conduct by which most Athenians abide.

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

3. What is the first of the four dialogues contained in "The Last Days of Socrates"?
(a) The Apology.
(b) The Phaedo.
(c) The Crito.
(d) The Euthyphro.

4. What was unsettling, to Socrates, about the conversation he had with Euthyphro?
(a) He realized there was no way to know for sure what the gods wanted.
(b) Socrates knew that Euthyphro was going to go ahead with his prosecution, even though Socrates believed it was immoral.
(c) There were some portions of Euthyphro's argument that Socrates had difficulty understanding.
(d) Euthyphro did not seem to care about Socrates' point of view.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Socrates' response when people commented on his wisdom?

2. What is the purpose of the notes in Book 1, Chapter 1?

3. Who was Euthyphro prosecuting?

4. According to Book 1, Chapter 1, the oldest existing version of the dialogues is from what century?

5. How did Socrates behave when his beliefs were challenged, according to Tarrant?

(see the answer key)

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