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

2. How did Euthyphro react to Socrates' objections?
(a) He stated that a crime is a crime, and should be punished accordingly, regardless of who committed it.
(b) He pointed out that Socrates did not know all the circumstances surrounding his decision.
(c) He began to second-guess himself and asked Socrates for advice on how to proceed.
(d) He changed his mind and decided not to move forward with the trial.

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

4. Who was Euthyphro prosecuting?
(a) His uncle.
(b) His brother.
(c) His cousin.
(d) His father.

5. People who knew Socrates referred to what quality that he possessed?
(a) Generosity.
(b) Supernatural intellect.
(c) Spirituality.
(d) Other-worldiness.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what Athenian god did Euthyphro refer as an example to back up his decision?

2. How did Socrates pay for his education?

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

4. How many charges were being leveled against Socrates?

5. Why was the Oracle at Delphi created?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who are Apollo and Artemis?

2. How were the four dialogues that were included in "The Last Days of Socrates" originally arranged?

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

4. What does Tarrant say about Socrates' participation in the battle at Thrace?

5. What is "epistemology"?

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

7. According to the introductory chapter, why have the notes been included with the text of the Socratic dialogues?

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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