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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What becomes contradictory if one is not well versed in a subject of a speech according to Socrates?
(a) Conclusions.
(b) Logic.
(c) Emotions.
(d) Interpretations.

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

3. Where does Socrates say men get most of their education from?
(a) Reading.
(b) Experience.
(c) School.
(d) Dreams.

4. What does Socrates think is different about people in the city from people in the country?
(a) They are better prepared.
(b) They are less patient.
(c) They are more conducive to learning.
(d) All of these.

5. What does Socrates say leads to isolation in loving relationships?
(a) Differing ideas.
(b) Age.
(c) Jealousy.
(d) Past differences.

6. What trait does Socrates say most lovers want to see in their partners?
(a) Needs.
(b) Pride.
(c) Weakness.
(d) Agreement.

7. What does reason discard when it is in control according to Socrates?
(a) Desire.
(b) Emotion.
(c) Love.
(d) Needs.

8. What is the temple by the stream of Illissus built in honor of?
(a) The Gatherer.
(b) The Virgin.
(c) The Star Maker.
(d) The Huntress.

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

10. What does Socrates say one must do when dealing with a subject in a speech?
(a) Ponder the subject.
(b) Write about the subject.
(c) All of these.
(d) Know the subject.

11. What is Acumenus's occupation?
(a) Teacher.
(b) Writer.
(c) Doctor.
(d) Philosopher.

12. What does Phaedras promise to do if Socrates can change his mind?
(a) End his relationship.
(b) Convince Lysias.
(c) Write his own speech.
(d) Spread the word.

13. Why does Socrates not want to take Phaedras's advice about his speech?
(a) It would be too long.
(b) It would offend people.
(c) It would be redundant.
(d) It would be hard for him.

14. What is the Delphic motto?
(a) Trust all.
(b) Be learned and humble.
(c) Know theyself.
(d) Do no harm.

15. How does Socrates view the expression Lysias's speech?
(a) Preaching.
(b) Hesitant.
(c) Unknowing.
(d) Vain.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why did Socrates realize he made the speech to Phadras?

3. What does Socrates say he is addicted to at the beginning of the book?

4. What kind of things does Socrates say lovers will do to slow down their partner?

5. What does Socrates say those in love care most about?

(see the answer keys)

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