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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 5, The Phaedo: Chapter 2, The Phaedo Continued.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the reason for what happened to Socrates after his trial?
(a) One of his family members interfered with his sentencing.
(b) An Athenian practice which had nothing to do with Socrates.
(c) One of Socrates' friends, who betrayed him.
(d) The judge who presided over his trial reconsidered the sentencing.

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

3. Who was Euthyphro prosecuting?
(a) His uncle.
(b) His cousin.
(c) His brother.
(d) His father.

4. What was the relationship, according to Crito and Socrates, between just actions and natural ones?
(a) Natural actions are always just.
(b) An action may be natural, but unjust.
(c) An action may be just, but not natural.
(d) Just actions are always natural.

5. How does Tarrant recommend avoiding confusion based on differences in pagination between the versions?
(a) Use overhead projections or online versions of the book.
(b) Have everyone work on handouts that are all copied from the same book.
(c) Make sure everyone who is working on the dialogues has the same version.
(d) Using content as a reference, instead of pagination.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to Euthyphro, the gods only received satisfaction from what?

3. How many charges were being leveled against Socrates?

4. Crito first attempted to persuade Socrates with what type of argument?

5. What was the other possibility that Socrates contemplated regarding the afterlife?

(see the answer key)

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