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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 is more worthwhile to Socrates than opinions?
(a) Kindness.
(b) Inclinations.
(c) Actions.
(d) Histories.

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

3. What does Socrates want in a place to hear the speech?
(a) A tree and a breeze.
(b) Birds and sun.
(c) A rock and some water.
(d) Some shade and a chair.

4. What does Socrates define in his speech to Phaedras?
(a) The role of language.
(b) The proper relationship.
(c) The influence of love.
(d) The need for poems.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What compels Socrates to give a speech of his own?

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

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

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

5. Who does Socrates say inspired his second speech?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is Lysias promoting in his speech?

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

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

5. What does Phaedras say is the danger in love overcoming emotion?

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

7. What does Socrates compare the form of the soul to at the beginning of his second speech?

8. What idea does Socrates have about city people as opposed to country people?

9. How does Socrates begin his speech to Phaedras?

10. How are the reborn lives of humans decided according to Socrates?

(see the answer keys)

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