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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What kind of function does Socrates consider the analytical methods to have?
(a) Heroic.
(b) Catalystic.
(c) Educational.
(d) Artistic.

2. What does Socrates say happens to lovers who restrain desire?
(a) They seek friendship.
(b) They become enslaved.
(c) None of these.
(d) They end the passion.

3. What does Socrates say the soul retains in its next life?
(a) Its memory.
(b) Its appearance.
(c) All of these.
(d) Its vision.

4. What is another word for the conclusion of a speech?
(a) Summary.
(b) Theme.
(c) Recapitulation.
(d) Moral.

5. What does Phaedras say is a common attribute among writers?
(a) Pride.
(b) Fear.
(c) Imagination.
(d) Collaboration.

6. What knowledge does Socrates say helped him become a good speech writer?
(a) The response of audiences.
(b) The nature of the mind.
(c) The truth of all things.
(d) The worth of language.

7. What did Thrasymachus write about in his speeches?
(a) Calumnies.
(b) Politics.
(c) Religion.
(d) Legends.

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

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

10. What is involved in the combination method of analysis?
(a) All of these.
(b) A division of parts.
(c) A pro and con aspect.
(d) A comparison.

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

12. What does Socrates say pure beauty will always involve?
(a) Purity.
(b) Adoration.
(c) Happiness.
(d) Experience.

13. What does Socrates say the gods use to inspire humans?
(a) Madness.
(b) Thoughts.
(c) Music.
(d) Beauty.

14. What do souls in a perfect state not know?
(a) Anger.
(b) Reality.
(c) Evil.
(d) Danger.

15. Which speech does Phaedras think is the superior one?
(a) Socrates's second speech.
(b) Socrates's first speech.
(c) Lysias's speech.
(d) Phaedras's speech.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Socrates say will help a soul forget bad things?

2. What does Phaedras say writing encourages among writers?

3. What does Socrates say make the bodies of gods perfect?

4. What is persuasion according to Phaedras?

5. What god has the most royal features about them?

(see the answer keys)

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