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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 word does Phaedras use to describe the affect of writing?
(a) Prideful.
(b) All of these.
(c) Cruel.
(d) Beneficial.

2. What is the most important element of speech for rhetoricians?
(a) Reason.
(b) Possibilities.
(c) Rigor.
(d) Probabilities.

3. What does Socrates say the image of eternal beauty does to the black horse?
(a) Elevates it.
(b) Scares it.
(c) Motivates it.
(d) Adores it.

4. What does Socrates say rhetoric must have to be considered art?
(a) Truth.
(b) Persuasion.
(c) Knowledge.
(d) Presentation.

5. What does Socrates say the black horse of the chariot represents?
(a) Lust.
(b) Anger.
(c) Love.
(d) Envy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Socrates say those who recognize pure beauty will enjoy?

2. What were the bugs who used to be human doing when they died?

3. What does Socrates say it is better to engage in than sleep?

4. What does Socrates say men usually engage in?

5. What kind of feelings does Socrates say true beauty can inspire?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the synthesis method of analyzing speeches?

2. How does Socrates say the chariot master must treat the black horse?

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

4. What does true beauty do to a man according to Socrates?

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

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

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

8. What does Socrates say those who have loved will receive, even if they lead less rewarding lives?

9. What does Socrates say about the white chariot horse in his love analogy?

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

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