Phaedrus Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3 (242-248).

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Lysias say lovers regret?
(a) Their selfishness.
(b) All of these.
(c) Their assumptions.
(d) Their kindness.

2. What compels Socrates to give a speech of his own?
(a) Competition with Lysias.
(b) All of these.
(c) Phaedras's threat.
(d) The need to teach.

3. What subject does Socrates say is the most pertinent?
(a) Study of history.
(b) Study of oneself.
(c) Study of language.
(d) Study in agriculture.

4. Who made good predictions when insane?
(a) Boreas.
(b) Sibyl.
(c) Merlin.
(d) Achimedes.

5. What does Lysias say the most rewarding relationship consists of?
(a) Two lovers.
(b) A woman and a man.
(c) Two non lovers.
(d) A lover and a non lover.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does reason discard when it is in control according to Socrates?

2. What are Socrates and Phaedras doing when they meet each other at the beginning of the book?

3. What does Phaedras think about repetition in speech?

4. What does Socrates say one must do when dealing with a subject in a speech?

5. Where does Socrates say men get most of their education from?

(see the answer key)

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