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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. What celestial body is associated with Artemis?
(a) Pluto.
(b) The sun.
(c) Neptune.
(d) The moon.

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

3. Why do variations exist between the translations of the Socratic dialogues?
(a) There are very few variations, only hair-splitting will reveal the differences.
(b) There were long periods of time between the translations, so some have archaic language.
(c) They are written for different audiences.
(d) The translations were written by people of varying levels of education.

4. What does "apology" mean, in the context of the dialogue of that name?
(a) A plea to the jury for forgiveness.
(b) An explanation for one's behavior.
(c) Socrates' entire defense at his trial.
(d) The same as its modern definition.

5. To what Athenian god did Euthyphro refer as an example to back up his decision?
(a) Perseus.
(b) Zeus.
(c) Apollo.
(d) Ares.

Short Answer Questions

1. Socrates claimed that he was questioning Euthyphro for what reason?

2. What does the term "epistemology" mean, in philosophy?

3. Why was the Oracle at Delphi created?

4. Who represented Socrates at his trial?

5. Who was Euthyphro prosecuting?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How did Socrates respond to people who commented on his great wisdom?

3. Why was the Apollonian Oracle at Delphi created?

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

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

6. What is "epistemology"?

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

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

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

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

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