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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Phaedras say persuasion often does NOT require?
(a) Skill.
(b) Knowledge.
(c) Familiarity.
(d) Logic.

2. What does Phaedras think is most important to consider when writing a speech?
(a) The truth.
(b) The time restraints.
(c) The subject matter.
(d) The audience.

3. What does Socrates thinks madness frees men from?
(a) Their unhappiness.
(b) Their usual way of life.
(c) Their onward course.
(d) Their preconceived notions.

4. What kind of particles is beauty able to move?
(a) The particles of love.
(b) The particles of passion.
(c) The particles of wisdom.
(d) The particles of desire.

5. What do the Muses use to inspire humans?
(a) Music.
(b) Poetry.
(c) Madness.
(d) All of these.

6. What does Phaedras say makes something debatable?
(a) It can be seen in two different ways.
(b) It can cause contention.
(c) It is always changing.
(d) It is not fully revealed.

7. What does Socrates say the black horse of the chariot represents?
(a) Envy.
(b) Anger.
(c) Lust.
(d) Love.

8. What kind of inspiration provided by the gods is the best according to Socrates?
(a) Prophecy.
(b) Musical.
(c) Poetic.
(d) Love.

9. What does Socrates say rhetoric must have to be considered art?
(a) Presentation.
(b) Truth.
(c) Knowledge.
(d) Persuasion.

10. What does Socrates say good writing will be able to do?
(a) Confuse the reader.
(b) Teach the reader.
(c) Lead the reader.
(d) Engage the reader.

11. What is Phaedras full of after hearing Socrates's second speech?
(a) Anger.
(b) Imagination.
(c) Admiration.
(d) Embarrassment.

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

13. What does Phaedras say writers consider themselves above?
(a) Non-writers.
(b) Educators.
(c) Women.
(d) Other writers.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What must a man have a knowledge of in order to give any speech according to Socrates?

2. What does Socrates say is a common attribute among slaves?

3. What does Socrates say those who recognize pure beauty will enjoy?

4. What do souls in a perfect state not know?

5. What is involved in the synthesis method of analysis?

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