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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. Socrates was, supposedly, inspired by which of the Athenian deities?
(a) Apollo.
(b) Zeus.
(c) Athena.
(d) None of them.

2. What was Euthyphro's relationship to the victim?
(a) Euthyphro was childhood friends with the victim.
(b) The victim worked in Euthyphro's household.
(c) Euthyphro worked on the victim's farm.
(d) The victim knew Euthyphro's father well.

3. 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 relationships in Euthyphro's family.
(c) The laws of Athens.
(d) The unspoken code of conduct by which most Athenians abide.

4. How did Socrates receive his sentencing?
(a) He swore vengeance on the jurors and his prosecutor.
(b) He said that, at his age, death was far preferable to banishment.
(c) He said nothing and quietly left the courtroom.
(d) He collapsed on the floor in tears.

5. 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) Euthyphro wanted to offer Socrates advice on his defense.
(d) Socrates asked Euthyphro why he was wearing formal regalia.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why are the Socratic dialogues still studied, according to Tarrant?

2. Who was Euthyphro prosecuting?

3. What does "apology" mean, in the context of the dialogue of that name?

4. How did Socrates pay for his education?

5. What was Socrates' response when people commented on his wisdom?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Socrates say about misanthropy and "mislogic"?

4. How does Plato refer to himself in the Socratic dialogues?

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

6. What conclusion do Socrates and Crito reach regarding the laws of the land?

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

8. What is "epistemology"?

9. What evidence led Plato and the Pythagoreans to the theory of an eternal soul?

10. What is written in Book 5, Chapter 1, about risking the loss of one's life?

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