3rd quiz

Plato’s Euthyphro

September 23, 2003






1. Where does the dialogue take place?

Near the king-archon’s court (2a)


2. Whom does Euthyphro plan to prosecute?

His father (4a)


3. Which of the following has Meletus NOT accused Socrates of?

Charging a fee for his teaching (2c-d, 5a-b)


4. How does Socrates suggest Euthyphro might help him in his case against Meletus?

Euthyphro could teach Socrates about religious matters (5a-b)


5. Why does Socrates not accept Euthyphro’s answer that prosecuting criminals is pious?

Because there are other acts which are also pious (6d)


6. Which of the following is NOT offered by Euthyphro as a definition of piety?

Piety is loving your fellow person.


7. On which of the following questions might the gods disagree, according to Socrates?

Whether or not it is just to punish one’s father. (7c-d)



8. What is the relationship between piety and justice, according to Socrates?

Piety is part of justice (12d)


9. Why do the gods want our gifts, according to Euthyphro?

They find them as tokens of gratitude (15a)


10. How does the dialogue end?

Euthyphro gets frustrated and leaves (15e)




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