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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. According to Book 1, Chapter 1, the oldest existing version of the dialogues is from what century?
(a) 9th century C.E.
(b) 2nd century C.E.
(c) 5th century C.E.
(d) 12th century C.E.

2. During "The Apology," what does Socrates say about politicians and poets?
(a) It was difficult to converse with them because they talked in circles.
(b) They are generally more intelligent than average laborers.
(c) They usually pretend to have knowledge that, in reality, they lack.
(d) He was able to learn a lot from them.

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

5. How did Socrates behave when his beliefs were challenged, according to Tarrant?
(a) He was respectful of the other party's point of view.
(b) He could be contentious.
(c) He questioned the other person until they ran out of answers, and he felt he had won.
(d) He tried to calmly explain to the other person why his beliefs were correct.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What did Socrates say would happen if the jury condemned him?

4. How did Grecian authors use Socrates' character?

5. How many people were jurors at Socrates' trial?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What realization does Socrates have as a result of his and Phaedo's debate with Simmias and Cebes?

4. What do Socrates and Crito say about experts?

5. What new habit do Socrates' friends discover in the "Phaedo"?

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

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

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

9. Who is present at Socrates' execution?

10. What is the intended audience for Book 5?

(see the answer keys)

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