Phaedrus Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 6 (265-272).

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What kind of inspiration does Eros provide?
(a) Love.
(b) Mystery.
(c) Prophetic.
(d) Poetic.

2. What does Socrates call the force of an uncontrolled desire for love?
(a) Luxury.
(b) Amor.
(c) Passion.
(d) Eros.

3. What does Socrates say all desires lead to if allowed?
(a) Danger.
(b) Destruction.
(c) Delivery.
(d) Demands.

4. What does Socrates say souls will retain in different lives?
(a) Their bonds with lovers.
(b) Their memories of happiness.
(c) Their association with the gods.
(d) Their feelings of pain.

5. What will most men look for in a mate according to Socrates?
(a) Someone who resembles themself.
(b) Someone who they have a bond with.
(c) Someone who calms them.
(d) Someone who is beautiful.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Socrates view the expression Lysias's speech?

2. What does Socrates say the black horse of the chariot represents?

3. What do rhetoricians use to change the appearance of matters?

4. What does Socrates say the best speeches evoke?

5. What does Phedras want from Socrates when he threatens him?

(see the answer key)

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