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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What did Socrates say would happen if the jury condemned him?
(a) He would flee the country and begin philosophizing somewhere else.
(b) They would not harm him, but would harm themselves.
(c) He would respectfully accept the punishment they chose for him.
(d) He would have his friends avenge him.

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

5. Approximately how many years ago did the Socratic dialogues take place?
(a) 1900.
(b) 3100.
(c) 2300.
(d) 5200.

6. 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) Euthyphro wanted to offer Socrates advice on his defense.
(c) Euthyphro asked Socrates why he was at a place where there were trials taking place.
(d) Socrates asked Euthyphro why he was wearing formal regalia.

7. 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) It was impossible to convince someone that their actions were immoral or unethical if they felt that they were doing the right thing.
(c) He didn't know what was holy or how to determine what was holy.
(d) He was more intelligent than Euthyphro and couldn't learn anything from him.

8. According to Tarrant, what is the quality and accuracy of the dialogues originally recorded by Plato?
(a) Very low.
(b) Somewhat low.
(c) Very high.
(d) Somewhat high.

9. What happened at the end of the dialogue between Euthyphro and Socrates?
(a) Despite wanting to continue the discussion, Socrates was called to trial.
(b) They unearthed a circular argument, and Euthyphro ended the discussion.
(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.

10. 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 wrote a dissertation on the effectiveness of prayer based on responses he received to his inquiries.
(d) He openly praised gods other than the Athenian deities.

11. Why was the Oracle at Delphi created?
(a) Because Apollo did not have time to answer all the questions that mortals had for him.
(b) Because the gods wanted a female virgin to provide sacrifices to them.
(c) Because Apollo couldn't speak to mortals himself.
(d) Because the Athenians wanted to have a leader for the church.

12. How did Socrates pay for his education?
(a) He lectured at universities.
(b) He tutored the children of rich aristocrats.
(c) He didn't - he educated himself by talking to learned men.
(d) He borrowed money from a bank.

13. What does "apology" mean, in the context of the dialogue of that name?
(a) The same as its modern definition.
(b) A plea to the jury for forgiveness.
(c) Socrates' entire defense at his trial.
(d) An explanation for one's behavior.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What city was Socrates loyal to?

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

3. Who writes the comments introducing the first dialogue?

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

5. What was Socrates' objection to Euthyphro prosecuting his relative?

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