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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. Which of the four dialogues did not occur at the same time as the others?
(a) The second.
(b) The fourth.
(c) The first.
(d) The third.

2. Socrates claimed that he was questioning Euthyphro for what reason?
(a) Because he just wanted to have an intellectual debate.
(b) Because he wanted Euthyphro to make the best decision for his circumstances.
(c) Because he wanted Euthyphro to see the error of his decision.
(d) Because he wanted to learn from Euthyphro.

3. How did Socrates behave when his beliefs were challenged, according to Tarrant?
(a) He could be contentious.
(b) He was respectful of the other party's point of view.
(c) He questioned the other person until they ran out of answers, and he felt he had won.
(d) He tried to calmly explain to the other person why his beliefs were correct.

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

5. Who originally arranged these four dialogues in a group?
(a) Socrates.
(b) Tarrant.
(c) Thrasyllus.
(d) Plato.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why was Socrates involved in political conflict?

2. What was the biggest factor that confused the debate between Socrates and Euthyphro?

3. What happened at the end of the dialogue between Euthyphro and Socrates?

4. Thrasyllus was a scholar from what century?

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

(see the answer key)

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