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

2. Which of the four dialogues is "The Apology"?
(a) Fourth.
(b) Second.
(c) Third.
(d) First.

3. Socrates claimed that he was questioning Euthyphro for what reason?
(a) Because he wanted Euthyphro to make the best decision for his circumstances.
(b) Because he wanted to learn from Euthyphro.
(c) Because he just wanted to have an intellectual debate.
(d) Because he wanted Euthyphro to see the error of his decision.

4. What was Socrates' response when people commented on his wisdom?
(a) God made him intelligent only so that he could pass that knowledge on to others.
(b) He only reflected the wisdom of those around him.
(c) Through all of his questioning, he had only become aware of how much he did not yet know.
(d) He was intelligent because he had learned so much from his students.

5. How many people were jurors at Socrates' trial?
(a) 25.
(b) About 500.
(c) About 250.
(d) 12.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to Tarrant, this version of the Socratic dialogues is unique in what way?

3. What was the biggest factor that confused the debate between Socrates and Euthyphro?

4. Who was Xenophon?

5. Socrates demonstrated his loyalty to his city in what capacity?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Socrates and Euthyphro describe the relationship between deities and mortals?

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

3. What does Tarrant say in the introductory notes about other versions of these dialogues?

4. What does Tarrant warn readers about, regarding Socrates, and the various literary characters based on him?

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

6. Why is Euthyphro at the courthouse when Socrates is there?

7. What does Socrates say about his own wisdom?

8. How educated was Socrates, and why?

9. What is "epistemology"?

10. What was the outcome of Socrates' trial?

(see the answer keys)

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