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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 what Socrates told the jury, why did he hold dialogues with so many people?
(a) Because he was dedicated to what he believed was Apollo's will.
(b) Because he wanted to expand his own store of knowledge.
(c) Because he was trying to determine the validity of the Athenian laws.
(d) Because he wanted to find out how to interpret the answers of the Oracle.

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

3. What aspect of the afterlife did Socrates claim to look forward to?
(a) Being free from pain.
(b) Meeting others who had passed on.
(c) Not being subject to the judgments of others.
(d) Finally knowing the will of the gods.

4. Why did Socrates begin his practice of Socratic inquiry?
(a) To help students prepare for examinations.
(b) To determine the guilt or innocence of a suspected criminal.
(c) To engage learned men in conversation.
(d) To help people gain greater insight into their own characters.

5. The people of his city felt that, for Socrates to have survived this battle, it must have taken a great deal of what?
(a) Diplomacy.
(b) Wisdom.
(c) Courage.
(d) Luck.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Socrates pay for his education?

2. The victim of the crime committed by Euthyphro's relative had committed what crime himself?

3. Why was Socrates involved in political conflict?

4. What did Socrates learn as a result of his dialogue with Euthyphro?

5. Who went to see the Apollonian Oracle at Delphi?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What does Socrates say about his own wisdom?

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

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

8. How educated was Socrates, and why?

9. Why was the Apollonian Oracle at Delphi created?

10. What is included in the introductory material which prefaces the book?

(see the answer keys)

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