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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 his conversation with Euthyphro, how did Socrates feel about the charges being brought against him?
(a) Socrates doesn't mention the charges to Euthyphro.
(b) He was unconcerned because the charges, to him, were minor.
(c) He felt that the accusations made against him were major.
(d) He was not worried about the outcome of the trial because he knew that he was innocent.

2. What is the first of the four dialogues contained in "The Last Days of Socrates"?
(a) The Euthyphro.
(b) The Crito.
(c) The Phaedo.
(d) The Apology.

3. How did the conversation between Socrates and Euthyphro begin?
(a) Socrates asked Euthyphro if he was the plaintiff or the defendant at his trial.
(b) Euthyphro asked Socrates why he was at a place where there were trials taking place.
(c) Socrates asked Euthyphro why he was wearing formal regalia.
(d) Euthyphro wanted to offer Socrates advice on his defense.

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

5. What made Socrates sure that he had been doing Apollo's will?
(a) He was told so by an Oracle.
(b) He didn't; it was just part of his defense.
(c) He had received "divine signs".
(d) He was told what to do by a priest.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the purpose of the notes in Book 1, Chapter 1?

2. According to Socrates, why did he begin questioning the answer of the Oracle at Delphi?

3. What celestial body is associated with Artemis?

4. What is the date that the first dialogue was written?

5. According to Tarrant, what is the quality and accuracy of the dialogues originally recorded by Plato?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is "epistemology"?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. What was the outcome of Socrates' trial?

(see the answer keys)

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