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

2. How did Euthyphro react to Socrates' objections?
(a) He pointed out that Socrates did not know all the circumstances surrounding his decision.
(b) He stated that a crime is a crime, and should be punished accordingly, regardless of who committed it.
(c) He changed his mind and decided not to move forward with the trial.
(d) He began to second-guess himself and asked Socrates for advice on how to proceed.

3. According to the introductory notes, who is this version of "The Last Days of Socrates" intended for?
(a) Teachers and professors.
(b) The layperson.
(c) Serious philosophy scholars.
(d) College and university students.

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

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) Wisdom.
(b) Courage.
(c) Diplomacy.
(d) Luck.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What question did Socrates' friend ask of the Oracle?

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

4. People who knew Socrates referred to what quality that he possessed?

5. According to Tarrant, this version of the Socratic dialogues is unique in what way?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is "epistemology"?

2. What is the setting of Book 4?

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

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

5. What is said, in Book 4, about Socrates' dream?

6. What is "Idealism" in philosophy?

7. Who are Apollo and Artemis?

8. What realization does Socrates have as a result of his and Phaedo's debate with Simmias and Cebes?

9. What is the philosophical subject of Book 4?

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

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