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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 involved in the combination method of analysis?
(a) All of these.
(b) A comparison.
(c) A division of parts.
(d) A pro and con aspect.

2. What does Socrates say is a common attribute among slaves?
(a) Despair.
(b) Pride.
(c) Anger.
(d) Idleness.

3. Which speech does Phaedras think is the superior one?
(a) Socrates's first speech.
(b) Phaedras's speech.
(c) Socrates's second speech.
(d) Lysias's speech.

4. What does Socrates say good writing will be able to do?
(a) Confuse the reader.
(b) Engage the reader.
(c) Teach the reader.
(d) Lead the reader.

5. What does Socrates say are equally important for preparing to deliver a good speech?
(a) Appreciation and pride.
(b) Understanding and practice.
(c) Confidence and truth.
(d) Knowledge and tone.

Short Answer Questions

1. What knowledge does Socrates say helped him become a good speech writer?

2. What does Phaedras say competition allows people to become?

3. When does a soul overcome by desire become frantic?

4. What do souls in a perfect state not know?

5. What god has the most royal features about them?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the synthesis method of analyzing speeches?

3. What does Socrates say evil men can't recognize?

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

5. What does Phaedras say is a common trait among writers, and why?

6. What does Socrates say happens when lovers restrain their desires?

7. What does Socrates say will happen if a speech writer skips over some of the important steps of writing an effective speech?

8. What does Socrates say is the best way to arrange a good speech?

9. What does Socrates say competition allows humans to do?

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

(see the answer keys)

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