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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 Socrates say wrong speeches can lead to?
(a) Chaos.
(b) War.
(c) Confusion.
(d) Wrong actions.

2. What is Acumenus's occupation?
(a) Philosopher.
(b) Doctor.
(c) Writer.
(d) Teacher.

3. How does Socrates feel about all the sites that Phaedras takes him to?
(a) He is happy with them.
(b) He is depressed.
(c) He is nonplussed.
(d) He is enchanted.

4. What does Phaedras threaten Socrates with?
(a) Never to give another speech.
(b) To end their friendship.
(c) Never to walk with him again.
(d) To take credit for his speech.

5. Why does Socrates say some people seem unsound of mind when they are in love?
(a) They present a bad image.
(b) They present a harmed image.
(c) They sequester themselves.
(d) They act that way.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Socrates think people need to have sympathy towards?

3. What does Phaedras doubt he can do while walking with Socrates?

4. What does Phaedras appreciate about Socrates's statement about relationships?

5. Where did Lysias visit with Epicrates?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Tisias say must be involved in artistic writing?

2. What does Socrates say was missing from Lysias's speech that made it less than art?

3. Why does Socrates say some men are seen as mad when they are not?

4. What does Socrates say a good writer must have in order to be competent in their craft?

5. What does Phaedras say a man must do if he wants to make something appear differently?

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

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

8. What is the only thing that can ease the pain of a soul overcome by desire, according to Socrates?

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

10. Why does Tisius say writing can be deceptive?

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