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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Socrates say it is better to engage in than sleep?
(a) Reading.
(b) Discussion.
(c) Cleaning.
(d) Pondering.

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

3. What must a man have a knowledge of in order to give any speech according to Socrates?
(a) Religion.
(b) Education.
(c) Philosophy.
(d) Culture.

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

5. What were the bugs who used to be human doing when they died?
(a) Dancing.
(b) Singing.
(c) Praying.
(d) Sleeping.

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

7. What is the first elemental part of a good rhetoric speech?
(a) The opening.
(b) The thesis.
(c) The location.
(d) The theme.

8. What does Socrates say about white chariot horses?
(a) They are unpredictable.
(b) They are prideful.
(c) They are dangerous.
(d) They are noble.

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

10. What do rhetoricians use to change the appearance of matters?
(a) Manipulation.
(b) Tradition.
(c) Logic.
(d) Truth.

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

12. What word does Phaedras use to describe the affect of writing?
(a) Cruel.
(b) Beneficial.
(c) Prideful.
(d) All of these.

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

14. What does Socrates say those who recognize pure beauty will enjoy?
(a) All of these.
(b) Love.
(c) Admiration.
(d) Respect.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Phaedras say competition allows people to become?

2. What does Socrates say the best speeches evoke?

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

4. What kind of inspiration does Aphrodite provide?

5. What does Socrates say calms a soul overcome by desire?

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