Phaedrus Test | Final 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. What does Phaedras say writing does differently than other professions?

2. What does Socrates say the black horse of the chariot represents?

3. What does Socrates say writing must be in order to be honorable?

4. What is the most important element of speech for rhetoricians?

5. What does Phaedras say is a common attribute among writers?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Socrates say a man must know in order to deceive others?

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

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

7. What does Phaedras say rhetoric is designed for?

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

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

10. What is the synthesis method of analyzing speeches?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Lysias is a minor character whose presence makes a big difference in the plot. How does he accomplish this? What are some ways that his presence, however brief, alters the outcome of the plot? What would have happened differently if he had not been in the book at all?

Essay Topic 2

What role does symbolism play in the story and where does it appear? How is the plot altered by the presence of these symbols?

Essay Topic 3

The characters in this book all had their own goals and motivations. Select two characters and write about their main motivation and how this goal affects the characters around them.

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