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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 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.

2. Who originally arranged these four dialogues in a group?
(a) Thrasyllus.
(b) Plato.
(c) Socrates.
(d) Tarrant.

3. The people of his city felt that, for Socrates to have survived this battle, it must have taken a great deal of what?
(a) Diplomacy.
(b) Luck.
(c) Courage.
(d) Wisdom.

4. Socrates was, supposedly, inspired by which of the Athenian deities?
(a) Apollo.
(b) None of them.
(c) Zeus.
(d) Athena.

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

6. What is "Memorabilia"?
(a) One of Aristophenes' plays.
(b) One of the Socratic dialogues.
(c) One of Xenophon's works.
(d) One of Plato's essays.

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

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

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

10. Euthyphro was prosecuting someone for what crime?
(a) Murder.
(b) Blasphemy.
(c) Larceny.
(d) Adultery.

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

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

13. 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.

14. Which Athenian god is associated with the sun?
(a) Hermes.
(b) Zeus.
(c) Apollo.
(d) Ares.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Euthyphro's relationship to the victim?

2. How did Euthyphro react to Socrates' objections?

3. How were the four dialogues in "The Last Days of Socrates" chosen?

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

5. Which two values are often found together in Socratic philosophy?

(see the answer keys)

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