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Self-Quiz

  1. The charges against Socrates include
      a. corrupting the youth.
      b. the murder of his father, who himself killed a servant.
      c. aiding Sparta in the war against Athens.
      d. worshiping Persian gods.
  2. Socrates “divine sign”
      a. advises him what to do.
      b. enables him to foretell the future.
      c. prevents Socrates from doing or saying certain things.
      d. is claimed by Socrates to come directly from the gods.
  3. When Socrates says that he wants the “form” of piety, he means that he wants
      a. its general shape.
      b. the influences that produce or “form” piety in an individual.
      c. a definition
      d. what all Athenian citizens agree that piety is.
  4. The problem with defining piety as what all the gods love is that
      a. they don't all love the same things.
      b. it gives only an external characteristic of piety.
      c. love can mean many things.
      d. there is only one god, so it cannot be pious to make reference to many.
  5. The conclusion reached in the Euthyphro is that piety is
      a. what all the gods love.
      b. care of the gods, just as doctors care for their patients.
      c. sacrifice and prayer.
      d. none of the above.
  6. The oracle at Delphi told Socrates' friend that
      a. Socrates was the wisest man alive.
      b. Socrates should spend his life questioning the Athenians about virtue.
      c. no one was wiser than Socrates.
      d. only the god was wise.
  7. What does Socrates conclude that the god means by human wisdom?
      a. knowing things and their causes.
      b. knowing justice and piety.
      c. knowing that one really knows little or nothing.
      d. knowing the truth and doing it.
  8. One thing Socrates does not say during his defense speech at the trial is that
      a. life is the greatest good.
      b. a good man cannot be harmed.
      c. it is wicked and shameful to do wrong.
      d. it is not difficult to avoid death.
  9. In his conversation with Crito, Socrates does not say,
      a. “Why should we care so much for what the majority think?”
      b. “The important thing is not life, but the good life.”
      c. “I am the kind of man who listens only to the argument that on reflection seems best to me.”
      d. “Life is the greatest good, and happiness is its ornament.”
  10. Socrates refuses Crito's offer of escape from prison because
      a. he is already seventy years old and would die soon anyway.
      b. it would be dangerous for his family if he tried to escape.
      c. he doesn't want to be a burden on those who would have to take him in after the escape.
      d. in escaping he would do injury to the laws of Athens.
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