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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Thrasyllus was a scholar from what century?
(a) 1st century C.E.
(b) 3rd century C.E.
(c) 2nd century C.E.
(d) 1st century B.C.E.

2. According to Euthyphro, the gods only received satisfaction from what?
(a) Saving mortals from peril.
(b) Holy actions.
(c) Divine service.
(d) The happiness of mortals.

3. 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) Men were at the mercy of the gods.
(c) The gods need men to give them a purpose.
(d) The gods and mortals had a mutual relationship.

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

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

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

7. What was unsettling, to Socrates, about the conversation he had with Euthyphro?
(a) There were some portions of Euthyphro's argument that Socrates had difficulty understanding.
(b) He realized there was no way to know for sure what the gods wanted.
(c) Socrates knew that Euthyphro was going to go ahead with his prosecution, even though Socrates believed it was immoral.
(d) Euthyphro did not seem to care about Socrates' point of view.

8. What did Socrates learn as a result of his dialogue with Euthyphro?
(a) It was impossible to convince someone that their actions were immoral or unethical if they felt that they were doing the right thing.
(b) He knew how to evaluate the holiness of his own actions, but not those of others.
(c) He was more intelligent than Euthyphro and couldn't learn anything from him.
(d) He didn't know what was holy or how to determine what was holy.

9. What does the term "epistemology" mean, in philosophy?
(a) The love of knowledge.
(b) Proving the inconsistency of another's argument.
(c) The problem of knowledge, and how to acquire it.
(d) Using logic to prove an argument.

10. Socrates claimed that he was questioning Euthyphro for what reason?
(a) Because he just wanted to have an intellectual debate.
(b) Because he wanted to learn from Euthyphro.
(c) Because he wanted Euthyphro to make the best decision for his circumstances.
(d) Because he wanted Euthyphro to see the error of his decision.

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

12. How did Grecian authors use Socrates' character?
(a) They used his name for characters who expressed ideas, which had no real ties to the actual Socrates.
(b) They wrote biographies of Socrates, which are more or less accurate.
(c) They used him to represent the concept of knowledge.
(d) They didn't, because they disliked him.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to Book 1, Chapter 1, the oldest existing version of the dialogues is from what century?

3. What does "apology" mean, in the context of the dialogue of that name?

4. What word is used, by Tarrant, to describe Socrates' manner at his trial?

5. How did Socrates receive his sentencing?

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