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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What kind of bug does Socrates say used to be human?
(a) Mosquitos.
(b) Beetles.
(c) Cicadas.
(d) Butterflies.

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

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

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

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

10. What does Phaedras say writing does differently than other professions?
(a) Upset.
(b) Create.
(c) Educate.
(d) Inspire.

11. What is persuasion according to Phaedras?
(a) The appearance of truth.
(b) The need for change.
(c) The dressing of the truth.
(d) The need for followers.

12. What does Socrates say will help a soul forget bad things?
(a) Re-birth.
(b) Rest.
(c) Love.
(d) Death.

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

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

15. What does Socrates say the soul readily identifies?
(a) Beauty.
(b) Danger.
(c) Happiness.
(d) Wisdom.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Socrates say the black horse of the chariot represents?

2. What does Socrates say the soul retains in its next life?

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

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

5. What does Phaedras say writing encourages among writers?

(see the answer keys)

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