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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. How well did the Grecian authors portray Socrates' beliefs?
(a) They attempted to always portray Socrates accurately, with varying degrees of success.
(b) They tried to stick very closely to the beliefs Socrates actually held.
(c) The beliefs held by the characters based on Socrates may not have been similar to Socrates' at all.
(d) They accurately portrayed Socrates' philosophy and logic, but not his beliefs.

2. Who provides the information contained in the notes of Book 1, Chapter 1?
(a) Professional editors and scholars.
(b) Socrates.
(c) Plato.
(d) The translator.

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

4. How many charges were being leveled against Socrates?
(a) Two.
(b) Eight.
(c) Six.
(d) Four.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why did Socrates begin his practice of Socratic inquiry?

3. How many groups of information are in the book's introductory material?

4. Which of the four dialogues did not occur at the same time as the others?

5. Which Athenian god is associated with the sun?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. According to the introductory chapter, why have the notes been included with the text of the Socratic dialogues?

5. What was the outcome of Socrates' trial?

6. Why is Euthyphro at the courthouse when Socrates is there?

7. Who are Apollo and Artemis?

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

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

10. What evidence does Euthyphro use to support his decision?

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