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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Socrates always hope the hearers of his speeches will form?
(a) None of these.
(b) Ideals.
(c) Arguments.
(d) Opinions.

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

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

4. What does Socrates say is the most important tool in the outline of a speech?
(a) Logic.
(b) Organization.
(c) Emotion.
(d) Experience.

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

6. What is the most important element of speech for rhetoricians?
(a) Possibilities.
(b) Reason.
(c) Rigor.
(d) Probabilities.

7. What will most men look for in a mate according to Socrates?
(a) Someone who is beautiful.
(b) Someone who resembles themself.
(c) Someone who they have a bond with.
(d) Someone who calms them.

8. Which god gets violent when in love?
(a) Venus.
(b) Ares.
(c) Poseidon.
(d) Zeus.

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

10. What remains when desire becomes pain?
(a) Past happiness.
(b) The pleasure of pain.
(c) The memory of beauty.
(d) Future desires.

11. What two things does Socrates say pleasures can be?
(a) Happy and sad.
(b) Constructive and deconstructive.
(c) Active and inactive.
(d) Appropriate and inappropriate.

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

13. What god has the most royal features about them?
(a) Aphrodite.
(b) Zeus.
(c) Hera.
(d) Eros.

14. What does Socrates say men usually engage in?
(a) Nutritional activities.
(b) Dangerous activities.
(c) Sensual activites.
(d) Educational activites.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Socrates say the soul readily identifies?

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

3. What does Socrates say are equally important for preparing to deliver a good speech?

4. What does Phaedras say writing encourages among writers?

5. What kind of inspiration does Eros provide?

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