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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. How did Euthyphro react to Socrates' objections?
(a) He stated that a crime is a crime, and should be punished accordingly, regardless of who committed it.
(b) He changed his mind and decided not to move forward with the trial.
(c) He pointed out that Socrates did not know all the circumstances surrounding his decision.
(d) He began to second-guess himself and asked Socrates for advice on how to proceed.

2. Why did Socrates begin his practice of Socratic inquiry?
(a) To help students prepare for examinations.
(b) To engage learned men in conversation.
(c) To help people gain greater insight into their own characters.
(d) To determine the guilt or innocence of a suspected criminal.

3. How well did the Grecian authors portray Socrates' beliefs?
(a) They accurately portrayed Socrates' philosophy and logic, but not his beliefs.
(b) They attempted to always portray Socrates accurately, with varying degrees of success.
(c) They tried to stick very closely to the beliefs Socrates actually held.
(d) The beliefs held by the characters based on Socrates may not have been similar to Socrates' at all.

4. What is the purpose of the notes in Book 1, Chapter 1?
(a) To provide anecdotes that make the text more interesting.
(b) To provide extra information for those who are interested.
(c) To help readers understand difficult words.
(d) To help put the information into context.

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who writes the comments introducing the first dialogue?

2. Why are the Socratic dialogues still studied, according to Tarrant?

3. People who knew Socrates referred to what quality that he possessed?

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

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

(see the answer key)

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