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

2. What does Socrates say souls will retain in different lives?
(a) Their memories of happiness.
(b) Their bonds with lovers.
(c) Their feelings of pain.
(d) Their association with the gods.

3. What does Phaedras think is most important to consider when writing a speech?
(a) The truth.
(b) The subject matter.
(c) The time restraints.
(d) The audience.

4. What kind of inspiration does Apollo provide?
(a) Love.
(b) Poetic.
(c) Prophetic.
(d) Mystery.

5. What does Phaedras say a man must know about before delivering a good speech?
(a) Certain things.
(b) The truth.
(c) Uncertain things.
(d) All of these.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Socrates say the soul retains in its next life?

2. What does Phaedras say writing encourages among writers?

3. What does Socrates say about white chariot horses?

4. What is Phaedras full of after hearing Socrates's second speech?

5. Who wrote about duplicate expression?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the synthesis method of analyzing speeches?

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

4. What are the four kinds of divine inspiration, and where do they come from?

5. What does Phaedras say rhetoric is designed for?

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

7. What does Socrates say about the black chariot horse in his love analogy?

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

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

10. Why does Socrates say a speech giver should know about his audience?

(see the answer keys)

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