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

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

3. Which of the four dialogues did not occur at the same time as the others?
(a) The third.
(b) The fourth.
(c) The first.
(d) The second.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Socrates begin his practice of Socratic inquiry?

2. At the end of his dialogue with Euthyphro, how did Socrates define "holy" actions?

3. What evidence did the Athenian authorities use to accuse Socrates of blasphemy?

4. According to Socrates, why did he begin questioning the answer of the Oracle at Delphi?

5. How many groups of information are in the book's introductory material?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who are Apollo and Artemis?

2. What was the outcome of Socrates' trial?

3. Why did Socrates initially pursue his habit of questioning people?

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

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

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

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

8. Why was the Apollonian Oracle at Delphi created?

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

10. What evidence does Euthyphro use to support his decision?

(see the answer keys)

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