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Multiple Choice Questions

1. At the end of his dialogue with Euthyphro, how did Socrates define "holy" actions?
(a) Actions that meet with the gods' approval.
(b) Actions that meet with the approval of those appointed by the gods as their representatives on earth.
(c) Actions that do not break any man-made laws.
(d) Actions that were once performed by the gods themselves.

2. What happened at the end of the dialogue between Euthyphro and Socrates?
(a) They unearthed a circular argument, and Euthyphro ended the discussion.
(b) Despite wanting to continue the discussion, Socrates was called to trial.
(c) Socrates became frustrated that he couldn't get through to Euthyphro.
(d) Euthyphro was unsettled and didn't want to talk to Socrates anymore.

3. As a result of his inquiries, Socrates concluded that he was wise in what way?
(a) Enabling others to see the flaws in their reasoning.
(b) Determining the morality of others' actions.
(c) The awareness of his own ignorance.
(d) Helping others to achieve a higher level of self-awareness.

4. How many charges were being leveled against Socrates?
(a) Six.
(b) Two.
(c) Four.
(d) Eight.

5. Where was the battle that Socrates miraculously survived?
(a) Lyceum.
(b) Sparta.
(c) Athens.
(d) Thrace.

6. What evidence did the Athenian authorities use to accuse Socrates of blasphemy?
(a) It was rumored that he had a "daemon", or an inner voice that was supposedly of divine origin.
(b) He was overheard questioning an Oracle about her faith.
(c) He openly praised gods other than the Athenian deities.
(d) He wrote a dissertation on the effectiveness of prayer based on responses he received to his inquiries.

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

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

9. How many groups of information are in the book's introductory material?
(a) Three.
(b) Two.
(c) Four.
(d) Five.

10. According to Socrates, why did he begin questioning the answer of the Oracle at Delphi?
(a) Because he wanted to confirm that his friend had told him the truth.
(b) Because he did not believe in the authority of the Athenian gods.
(c) Because he felt that the Oracle's answer was incorrect.
(d) Because he felt that the Oracle's answer had been misinterpreted.

11. How did Socrates receive his sentencing?
(a) He collapsed on the floor in tears.
(b) He said nothing and quietly left the courtroom.
(c) He swore vengeance on the jurors and his prosecutor.
(d) He said that, at his age, death was far preferable to banishment.

12. What city was Socrates loyal to?
(a) Thrace.
(b) Sparta.
(c) Athens.
(d) Troy.

13. What class of people, in Athens, did Socrates really enjoy having dialogues with?
(a) Skilled craftsmen.
(b) Laborers.
(c) Artists.
(d) Politicians.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. As the discussion progressed, how did Euthyphro feel about his decision to prosecute a relative?

2. Which of the four dialogues is "The Apology"?

3. How well did the Grecian authors portray Socrates' beliefs?

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

5. Who provides the information contained in the notes of Book 1, Chapter 1?

(see the answer keys)

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