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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who else disapproved of Euthyphro's decision?
(a) His son.
(b) His mother.
(c) Many people.
(d) His wife.

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

4. Who provides the information contained in the notes of Book 1, Chapter 1?
(a) Professional editors and scholars.
(b) Plato.
(c) The translator.
(d) Socrates.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was prosecuting Socrates?

2. Why was the Oracle at Delphi created?

3. According to what Socrates told the jury, why did he hold dialogues with so many people?

4. What celestial body is associated with Artemis?

5. What question did Socrates' friend ask of the Oracle?

Short Essay Questions

1. What charges are being brought against Socrates, and by whom?

2. Why is the issue of ethics so confused in the case of Euthyphro and Socrates?

3. What happened with Socrates' friend at the Oracle of Delphi?

4. What does Tarrant warn readers about, regarding Socrates, and the various literary characters based on him?

5. What is "epistemology"?

6. How do Socrates and Euthyphro describe the relationship between deities and mortals?

7. Who are some of the authors, mentioned in Book 3, Chapter 1, who wrote about Socrates?

8. By whom, and for whom, has this edition of "The Last Days of Socrates" been prepared?

9. What does Tarrant say in the introductory notes about other versions of these dialogues?

10. Why is Euthyphro at the courthouse when Socrates is there?

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