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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How would gods make love divine?

2. What does Socrates say love is deprived of at the end of his speech?

3. What does lack of control in desires lead to according to Socrates?

4. What does Socrates say brings lovers the most satisfaction in their relationships?

5. Why did Socrates realize he made the speech to Phadras?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Socrates say about the nature of the soul?

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

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

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

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

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

8. What does Socrates say happens to unpleasant lovers after their relationship is ended?

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What is the analogy of the chariot, and how does this idea shape the life and personality of Socrates?

Essay Topic 2

Security and safety are two themes that were touched on a number of times throughout the course of this book. What are some of these instances, and how does this affect the characters in these scenes?

Essay Topic 3

What are the different ideas given about love and relationships, and how do they differ from each other?

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