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Multiple Choice Questions

1. As the discussion progressed, how did Euthyphro feel about his decision to prosecute a relative?
(a) He acquiesced to Socrates' reasoning and changed his mind.
(b) He became more confident in his decision.
(c) He began to lose confidence in his decision.
(d) He retained the same level of confidence in his decision.

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

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

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

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

6. What was Euthyphro's relationship to the victim?
(a) The victim knew Euthyphro's father well.
(b) The victim worked in Euthyphro's household.
(c) Euthyphro worked on the victim's farm.
(d) Euthyphro was childhood friends with the victim.

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

8. Who was Xenophon?
(a) A Spartan warrior.
(b) A Roman scholar.
(c) A Greek playwright.
(d) An Athenian author.

9. What was the biggest factor that confused the debate between Socrates and Euthyphro?
(a) Euthyphro's education and Socrates' lack thereof.
(b) The lack of a written penal code.
(c) The polytheistic nature of their religion.
(d) Euthyphro's inability to understand Socrates' reasoning.

10. How did Socrates describe himself?
(a) A professor of truths.
(b) An expert in philosophy.
(c) A purveyor of knowledge.
(d) An inquisitive man.

11. Why didn't Socrates obtain a higher education?
(a) He couldn't afford it.
(b) He wasn't accepted to the University.
(c) No colleges or universities existed at the time.
(d) He didn't have the right political connections.

12. According to the conversation between Euthyphro and Socrates, what was the relationship between deities and mortals?
(a) The gods would not exist without men.
(b) The gods and mortals had a mutual relationship.
(c) Men were at the mercy of the gods.
(d) The gods need men to give them a purpose.

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

14. Where was Socrates being prosecuted?
(a) Lyceum.
(b) Sparta.
(c) Thrace.
(d) Athens.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. People who knew Socrates referred to what quality that he possessed?

2. During "The Apology," what does Socrates say about politicians and poets?

3. How many people were jurors at Socrates' trial?

4. Who else disapproved of Euthyphro's decision?

5. What aspect of the afterlife did Socrates claim to look forward to?

(see the answer keys)

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