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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. What does Phaedras think about repetition in speech?
(a) It is necessary.
(b) All of these
(c) It is common.
(d) It is beneficial.

2. What does Socrates say must be arranged correctly in a good speech?
(a) The rise and fall.
(b) The points.
(c) The subject.
(d) The language.

3. What does Socrates think is different about people in the city from people in the country?
(a) They are more conducive to learning.
(b) They are better prepared.
(c) All of these.
(d) They are less patient.

4. How did Stesichorus receive his disability?
(a) He ignored the truth in his poems.
(b) He was caught in a horrible storm.
(c) He offended the gods.
(d) He was punished for a crime.

5. What are Socrates and Phaedras doing when they meet each other at the beginning of the book?
(a) Waiting.
(b) Exercising.
(c) Reading.
(d) Resting.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is another name for the Delphic women?

2. Where did Lysias visit with Epicrates?

3. What does Lysias say the most rewarding relationship consists of?

4. What topic did Lysias discuss with Phaedras before writing his speech?

5. What does Phedras want from Socrates when he threatens him?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Lysias promoting in his speech?

2. What does Socrates say lovers will do to suppress independence in their partner?

3. What does Socrates say a man must love to come close to the gods, and why?

4. What does Socrates say about Courtesans in his speech to Phaedras?

5. What does Lysias say is the main disadvantage of a relationship between lovers?

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

7. What does Socrates say happens when two lovers live together for an extended period?

8. What does Socrates say souls are striving for, and why?

9. What does Lysais say are the main benefits in the kind of relationship Lysias has with Phaedras?

10. How does Socrates begin his speech to Phaedras?

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