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

2. How were the four dialogues in "The Last Days of Socrates" chosen?
(a) They were written down and published shortly before Socrates' death.
(b) They dealt with death as subject matter.
(c) They were written down immediately after Socrates' death.
(d) They were chronologically close to Socrates' death.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why are the Socratic dialogues still studied, according to Tarrant?

3. What city was Socrates loyal to?

4. According to his conversation with Euthyphro, how did Socrates feel about the charges being brought against him?

5. Which two figures, in Athenian mythology, are twin siblings?

Short Essay Questions

1. How educated was Socrates, and why?

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

3. What was Socrates' explanation for why he had been, supposedly, challenging the Oracle's answer?

4. What does Socrates say about his own wisdom?

5. Who are Apollo and Artemis?

6. Euthyphro admits that many people are upset by his decision. For what reason?

7. What is Socrates' objection to Euthyphro's decision, and how does Euthyphro respond to that objection?

8. In the context of the dialogue of the same name, what does "apology" mean?

9. What is "epistemology"?

10. What is included in the introductory material which prefaces the book?

(see the answer keys)

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