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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 people with unsound minds dislike?
(a) Thins that help their relationship.
(b) Things that surprise them.
(c) Things that are superior to them.
(d) Things that don't involve them.

2. What does Socrates say one must do when dealing with a subject in a speech?
(a) Ponder the subject.
(b) Write about the subject.
(c) Know the subject.
(d) All of these.

3. What does Phedras want from Socrates when he threatens him?
(a) To keep quiet about the speech he read.
(b) To come to dinner.
(c) To give a speech of his own.
(d) To be kind ot Lysias.

4. How does Socrates feel about Eros?
(a) He fears him.
(b) He loves him.
(c) He hates him.
(d) He respects him.

5. What does Socrates say people overcome by the desire to love spend their time doing?
(a) Fulfilling personal gratification.
(b) Pleasing themselves.
(c) Feeding sexual desires.
(d) Pleasing the one they love.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Lysias visit with Epicrates?

2. What does Socrates like most about the speech read by Phaedras?

3. Why does Socrates not want to take Phaedras's advice about his speech?

4. What kind of things does Socrates say lovers will do to slow down their partner?

5. What does Socrates say causes passion between lovers?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Phaedras say rhetoric is designed for?

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

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

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

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

6. What does Socrates say will happen when giving a speech if a speaker does not know all the skills needed?

7. What does Socrates say will happen when writing is approached with intelligence?

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

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

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

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