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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What kind of things does Socrates say lovers will do to slow down their partner?
(a) Logic.
(b) All of these.
(c) Wit.
(d) Past knowledge.

2. Who does Socrates say inspired his second speech?
(a) Diana.
(b) Eros.
(c) Himera.
(d) Stesichorus.

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

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

5. Which of the following does Socrates say mania can deliver?
(a) Safety.
(b) Truth.
(c) Calm.
(d) Fear.

6. How did Stesichorus receive his disability?
(a) He offended the gods.
(b) He ignored the truth in his poems.
(c) He was caught in a horrible storm.
(d) He was punished for a crime.

7. What is Lysias's occupation?
(a) Rhetorician.
(b) Lawyer.
(c) Athlete.
(d) Writer.

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

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

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

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

12. What is Phaedras most concerned about with the speech he reads to Socrates?
(a) The feeling.
(b) The subject.
(c) The language.
(d) The form.

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

14. How does Phaedras feel when Socrates starts to explain how to arrange a good speech?
(a) Annoyed.
(b) Angry.
(c) Embarrassed.
(d) Excited.

15. What does Socrates say mania is a part of in his second speech?
(a) Creating a future.
(b) Annointing the past.
(c) Redeeming the dead.
(d) Striving for perfection.

Short Answer Questions

1. What choice in relationships does Socrates say would benefit society?

2. What is the Delphic motto?

3. What does Socrates say people with unsound minds like?

4. What does Socrates want in a place to hear the speech?

5. What facilitated the achievements of the Delphic women?

(see the answer keys)

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