Phaedrus Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Socrates say men usually engage in?

2. What does Socrates say the gods use to inspire humans?

3. What two things does Socrates say pleasures can be?

4. What will most men look for in a mate according to Socrates?

5. What kind of inspiration does Eros provide?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Why does Socrates feel the need to give two different speeches, and what does this reveal about his personality?

Essay Topic 2

According to Socrates, what are the four sources of inspiration, and what are some key examples of each of them?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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