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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) The moon.
(b) The sun.
(c) Pluto.
(d) Neptune.

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

3. At the end of his dialogue with Euthyphro, how did Socrates define "holy" actions?
(a) Actions that do not break any man-made laws.
(b) Actions that were once performed by the gods themselves.
(c) Actions that meet with the approval of those appointed by the gods as their representatives on earth.
(d) Actions that meet with the gods' approval.

4. How were the four dialogues in "The Last Days of Socrates" chosen?
(a) They dealt with death as subject matter.
(b) They were written down and published shortly before Socrates' death.
(c) They were written down immediately after Socrates' death.
(d) They were chronologically close to Socrates' death.

5. What is the purpose of the notes in Book 1, Chapter 1?
(a) To provide anecdotes that make the text more interesting.
(b) To provide extra information for those who are interested.
(c) To help readers understand difficult words.
(d) To help put the information into context.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which two values are often found together in Socratic philosophy?

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

3. How did the conversation between Socrates and Euthyphro begin?

4. How did Socrates pay for his education?

5. The people of his city felt that, for Socrates to have survived this battle, it must have taken a great deal of what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. By whom, and for whom, has this edition of "The Last Days of Socrates" been prepared?

4. What is "epistemology"?

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

6. How were the four dialogues that were included in "The Last Days of Socrates" originally arranged?

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

8. How educated was Socrates, and why?

9. Who wrote the introduction to the Euthyphro?

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

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