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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did the man bring into court?
(a) Weapons.
(b) Bible.
(c) Family.
(d) Priest.

2. Greek philosophers were often known for which activity?
(a) Drinking.
(b) Contemplation.
(c) Lion taming.
(d) Sports.

3. Socrates demands to know the definition of which of the following?
(a) Blasphemy.
(b) Piety.
(c) Criminal charges.
(d) Wisdom.

4. There is a discrepancy between what two items?
(a) Will and wisdom.
(b) Pride and joy.
(c) Black and white.
(d) Humilty and arrogance.

5. How many dialogues are there in total?
(a) 4.
(b) 3.
(c) 2.
(d) 5.

6. Socrates insists on defending himself with what?
(a) Character references.
(b) His own merits.
(c) Divine intervention.
(d) Flow charts.

7. What part of the state is inspired in Socrates' eyes?
(a) Structure.
(b) Faith.
(c) Decisions.
(d) Wisdom.

8. Socrates is often referred to as being what kind of man?
(a) Wise.
(b) Cowardly.
(c) Strong.
(d) Sympathetic.

9. Why does the man bring something unusual into court?
(a) To try to escape.
(b) To shame opponents.
(c) To prove innocence.
(d) To gain sympathy.

10. What happens to Euthyphro at the end of the first dialogue?
(a) He leaves.
(b) He goes to prison.
(c) He dies.
(d) He confronts his father.

11. What does Socrates lack in reference to punishment in the eyes of the court?
(a) Money to pay fines.
(b) Political influence.
(c) Humility.
(d) Time for appeal.

12. Socrates announces his belief in which of the following?
(a) Divine beings.
(b) Individualism.
(c) Human sacrifice.
(d) Authority.

13. What could have given Socrates a better verdict?
(a) Denouncing his faith.
(b) Begging.
(c) Bribes.
(d) Agreeing to leave Athens.

14. Socrates has no fear of which of the following?
(a) Spiders.
(b) Hell.
(c) Prison.
(d) Death.

15. Which does Socrates not support?
(a) Idealism.
(b) Contemplation.
(c) Materialism.
(d) Simplicity.

Short Answer Questions

1. Socrates believed that individuals should strive to preserve and support what entity?

2. Who accuses Socrates?

3. What was often attributed to the gods?

4. Where will Socrates' trial take place?

5. Death is a cause for _____________.

(see the answer keys)

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