Gorgias Multiple Choice Test Questions

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Chapter I (447-457)

1. What does the discussion of rhetoric between Gorgias and Socrates turn into?
(a) Argument.
(b) Sentimental rant.
(c) Nostalgic exchange.
(d) Comedic exchange.

2. The discussion of rhetoric raises matters of moral, philosophical, and what type of concern?
(a) Personal.
(b) Spiritual.
(c) Military.
(d) Family.

3. Where do the men in "Gorgias" meet to discuss rhetoric?
(a) A theater.
(b) Callicles' house.
(c) Socrates' office.
(d) Gorgias' house.

4. Socrates wants to learn the _____ of rhetoric.
(a) Art.
(b) Skill.
(c) Tool.
(d) Myth.

5. What challenge is Gorgias being faced with?
(a) Responding to anything that is asked.
(b) Convincing the men to follow a religion.
(c) Having to convince a great philosopher.
(d) Keeping business and personal matters separate.

6. What description of rhetoric is Gorgias supposed to provide?
(a) Promotional.
(b) Exaggerated.
(c) Objective.
(d) Professional.

7. What is the key way in which skills are mastered, in Gorgias' opinion?
(a) Reading.
(b) Extreme practice.
(c) Observation.
(d) Gaining experience.

8. Gorgias believes that without mastering rhetoric, what is the occurrence of rhetoric left to?
(a) God.
(b) Politicians.
(c) Chance.
(d) Genetics.

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