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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 writing encourages among writers?
(a) Happiness.
(b) Frustration.
(c) Education.
(d) High regard.

2. What is a choice Socrates says men make every day?
(a) To fear or overcome.
(b) To act or be acted upon.
(c) To live or die.
(d) To learn or fester.

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

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

5. According to Socrates, where do souls learn to deal with their love?
(a) By following their associated gods.
(b) By using their impulses.
(c) By watching their parents.
(d) By following their instincts.

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

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

8. 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.

9. What does Phaedras say a man must know about before delivering a good speech?
(a) Uncertain things.
(b) Certain things.
(c) All of these.
(d) The truth.

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

11. What kind of feelings does Socrates say true beauty can inspire?
(a) Joy and relief.
(b) Pleasure and pain.
(c) Desire and impulse.
(d) Rest and relaxation.

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

13. Who wrote about duplicate expression?
(a) Polus.
(b) Pollack.
(c) Pollot.
(d) Pilot.

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

15. What does Socrates say the best speeches evoke?
(a) Controversy.
(b) Emotions.
(c) Opinions.
(d) Memories.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the most important element of speech for rhetoricians?

2. What does Socrates say happens to lovers who restrain desire?

3. What were the bugs who used to be human doing when they died?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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