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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did those people want to know?
(a) How to question the beliefs of others.
(b) How to see God.
(c) How to spin straw into gold.
(d) How to start their own philosophical movement.

2. What word can be used to describe Socrates' philosophies?
(a) Unproven.
(b) False.
(c) Significant.
(d) Frivilous.

3. What topic does Euthyphro ponder?
(a) Guilt.
(b) Joy.
(c) Piety.
(d) Remorse.

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

5. Socrates' main goal is to do what in court?
(a) Escape.
(b) Preach.
(c) Inform.
(d) Lie.

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

7. Socrates' opposition says that the philosopher is a(n):
(a) Atheist.
(b) Conman.
(c) Liar.
(d) Conundrum.

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

9. Who does Socrates question?
(a) Plato.
(b) Meletus.
(c) Phaedro.
(d) Euthyphro.

10. How does Socrates view his philosophy?
(a) God-given.
(b) Lucky.
(c) Hard won.
(d) Futuristic.

11. What is the main theme of this dialogue?
(a) Defending oneself.
(b) Apology.
(c) Truth.
(d) Hypocrisy.

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

13. Socrates believes that corruption leads to what?
(a) Greed.
(b) Death.
(c) Destruction.
(d) Disloyalty.

14. Socrates believes he has which of the following?
(a) Godliness.
(b) A better way of thinking.
(c) A chance for acquittal.
(d) Prestige.

15. Who inspires the state?
(a) Athena.
(b) Zeus.
(c) God.
(d) Socrates.

Short Answer Questions

1. What nationality is the philosopher?

2. Whose voice must always be right?

3. What, in Socrates' eyes, is a pointless solution to his crimes?

4. What does Socrates plead at the beginning of this dialogue?

5. Death is a cause for _____________.

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