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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What made Socrates sure that he had been doing Apollo's will?
(a) He didn't; it was just part of his defense.
(b) He had received "divine signs".
(c) He was told what to do by a priest.
(d) He was told so by an Oracle.

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

4. How did Euthyphro react to Socrates' objections?
(a) He changed his mind and decided not to move forward with the trial.
(b) He stated that a crime is a crime, and should be punished accordingly, regardless of who committed it.
(c) He pointed out that Socrates did not know all the circumstances surrounding his decision.
(d) He began to second-guess himself and asked Socrates for advice on how to proceed.

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

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

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

8. The victim of the crime committed by Euthyphro's relative had committed what crime himself?
(a) Fraud.
(b) Robbery.
(c) Murder.
(d) Adultery.

9. What is the date that the first dialogue was written?
(a) 462 B.C.E.
(b) 128 C.E.
(c) 537 B.C.E.
(d) Unknown.

10. What celestial body is associated with Artemis?
(a) Neptune.
(b) Pluto.
(c) The moon.
(d) The sun.

11. What word is used, by Tarrant, to describe Socrates' manner at his trial?
(a) "Aloof."
(b) "Irresponsible."
(c) "Flippant."
(d) "Apathetic."

12. Why are the Socratic dialogues still studied, according to Tarrant?
(a) They are challenging for students to comprehend.
(b) Because scholars still don't completely understand them.
(c) The information contained in the dialogues is still relevant.
(d) They must be mastered before other important material from the same time period can be studied.

13. Socrates demonstrated his loyalty to his city in what capacity?
(a) Headmaster.
(b) Senator.
(c) Mayor.
(d) Soldier.

14. How old was Socrates at the time of his trial?
(a) 63.
(b) 52.
(c) 70.
(d) 81.

15. Which of Aristophenes' works include Socrates?
(a) "Memorabilia."
(b) "The Wasteland."
(c) "The Clouds."
(d) "The Phaedo."

Short Answer Questions

1. Socrates claimed that he was questioning Euthyphro for what reason?

2. What was unsettling, to Socrates, about the conversation he had with Euthyphro?

3. Which Athenian god is associated with the sun?

4. Who else disapproved of Euthyphro's decision?

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

(see the answer keys)

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