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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do Socrates and Phaedras walk by while talking at the beginning of the book?
(a) A river.
(b) A common road.
(c) A mountain.
(d) A lake.

2. What does Phaedras think about repetition in speech?
(a) It is necessary.
(b) It is beneficial.
(c) It is common.
(d) All of these

3. What does Socrates say wrong speeches can lead to?
(a) Confusion.
(b) War.
(c) Wrong actions.
(d) Chaos.

4. What does Socrates say lies in desire?
(a) Beauty.
(b) Production.
(c) Love.
(d) Passion.

5. Who took a nymph from the stream of Illissus?
(a) Borgon.
(b) Borneo.
(c) Borus.
(d) Boreas.

6. What does Socrates say those in love care most about?
(a) Their image.
(b) Their privacy.
(c) Themselves.
(d) Their lovers.

7. What does Phaedras doubt he can do while walking with Socrates?
(a) Give proper credit to Lysias.
(b) Give a good speech.
(c) Change Socrates's mind.
(d) Present the right ideas.

8. What does Socrates say about stories with little factual information?
(a) They are just as needed as others.
(b) They are hard to realize.
(c) They are full of symbols.
(d) They can't be trusted.

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

10. What does Phaedras threaten Socrates with?
(a) To end their friendship.
(b) To take credit for his speech.
(c) Never to give another speech.
(d) Never to walk with him again.

11. What does Socrates say his obligation as an orator is?
(a) To give correct speeches.
(b) To keep his mind balanced.
(c) To keep the gods' happy.
(d) To give entertaining speeches.

12. What does Socrates say brings lovers the most satisfaction in their relationships?
(a) Having someone to praise.
(b) Having someone to depend on.
(c) Being praised.
(d) Being depended on.

13. What does Socrates define in his speech to Phaedras?
(a) The need for poems.
(b) The proper relationship.
(c) The role of language.
(d) The influence of love.

14. Who is the man at the beginning of Socrates's speech in love with?
(a) A small boy.
(b) A cousin.
(c) A small girl.
(d) A married woman.

15. What does Socrates like most about the speech read by Phaedras?
(a) The language.
(b) The feeling.
(c) The form.
(d) The subject.

Short Answer Questions

1. How would gods make love divine?

2. What kind of art was well liked in Socrates's time?

3. Why does Socrates not want to take Phaedras's advice about his speech?

4. What is Socrates embarrassed about when he begins his speech to Phaedras?

5. How does Phaedras feel when Socrates starts to explain how to arrange a good speech?

(see the answer keys)

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