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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 3, The Apology: Chapter 1, Introduction & The Apology.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did the conversation between Socrates and Euthyphro begin?
(a) Socrates asked Euthyphro if he was the plaintiff or the defendant at his trial.
(b) Socrates asked Euthyphro why he was wearing formal regalia.
(c) Euthyphro asked Socrates why he was at a place where there were trials taking place.
(d) Euthyphro wanted to offer Socrates advice on his defense.

2. According to Tarrant, this version of the Socratic dialogues is unique in what way?
(a) The notes and pagination.
(b) The content of the dialogues.
(c) The translation of the dialogues.
(d) The dialogues contained within.

3. According to what Socrates told the jury, why did he hold dialogues with so many people?
(a) Because he wanted to expand his own store of knowledge.
(b) Because he wanted to find out how to interpret the answers of the Oracle.
(c) Because he was dedicated to what he believed was Apollo's will.
(d) Because he was trying to determine the validity of the Athenian laws.

4. Who writes the comments introducing the first dialogue?
(a) Plato.
(b) Tredennick.
(c) Socrates.
(d) Tarrant.

5. What did Socrates learn as a result of his dialogue with Euthyphro?
(a) He knew how to evaluate the holiness of his own actions, but not those of others.
(b) He was more intelligent than Euthyphro and couldn't learn anything from him.
(c) It was impossible to convince someone that their actions were immoral or unethical if they felt that they were doing the right thing.
(d) He didn't know what was holy or how to determine what was holy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What made Socrates sure that he had been doing Apollo's will?

2. Who represented Socrates at his trial?

3. How does Tarrant recommend avoiding confusion based on differences in pagination between the versions?

4. What word is used, by Tarrant, to describe Socrates' manner at his trial?

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

(see the answer key)

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