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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. Which two values are often found together in Socratic philosophy?
(a) Justice and wisdom.
(b) Wisdom and piety.
(c) Piety and justice.
(d) Wisdom and strength.

2. Where was Socrates being prosecuted?
(a) Thrace.
(b) Sparta.
(c) Lyceum.
(d) Athens.

3. What did Socrates say would happen if the jury condemned him?
(a) He would flee the country and begin philosophizing somewhere else.
(b) He would respectfully accept the punishment they chose for him.
(c) He would have his friends avenge him.
(d) They would not harm him, but would harm themselves.

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

5. Why was Socrates involved in political conflict?
(a) He wanted to be involved in politics, but wasn't educated enough.
(b) He proved the ignorance of a politically important person.
(c) His beliefs were not widely accepted.
(d) He manipulated politicians into conflicts with one another.

Short Answer Questions

1. People who knew Socrates referred to what quality that he possessed?

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

3. What did Socrates learn as a result of his dialogue with Euthyphro?

4. What class of people, in Athens, did Socrates really enjoy having dialogues with?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is "epistemology"?

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

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

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

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

6. Why was the Apollonian Oracle at Delphi created?

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

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

9. What evidence is presented to support the prosecution of Socrates?

10. What was the outcome of Socrates' trial?

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