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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How would gods make love divine?
(a) By participating in it themselves.
(b) All of these.
(c) By showing the right process.
(d) By blessing relationships.

2. What does Socrates say love is deprived of at the end of his speech?
(a) Wisdom.
(b) Guidance.
(c) Inspiration.
(d) All of these.

3. What does lack of control in desires lead to according to Socrates?
(a) Poverty.
(b) Misery.
(c) Overindulgence.
(d) Death.

4. What does Socrates say brings lovers the most satisfaction in their relationships?
(a) Being praised.
(b) Having someone to praise.
(c) Having someone to depend on.
(d) Being depended on.

5. Why did Socrates realize he made the speech to Phadras?
(a) To feed his own ego.
(b) In the search for truth.
(c) For the advance of mankind.
(d) For the sake of applause.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Socrates say his obligation as an orator is?

2. What is the temple by the stream of Illissus built in honor of?

3. How does Socrates view the expression Lysias's speech?

4. What does Socrates say one must do when dealing with a subject in a speech?

5. What does Socrates call the force of an uncontrolled desire for love?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Socrates say the chariot master must treat the black horse?

2. What does Socrates say about the nature of the soul?

3. What is Eros, and what are its effects?

4. What does Phaedras say must happen in order for an opinion to be formed?

5. What are the four kinds of divine inspiration, and where do they come from?

6. What should a speech writer do to make his arguments effective, according to Socrates?

7. What kind of things does Lysias say should be absent in a prudent relationship?

8. What does Socrates say happens to unpleasant lovers after their relationship is ended?

9. Who was Pericles, and how did he become a good speaker?

10. What happens when muses involve themselves in madness, according to Socrates?

(see the answer keys)

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