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 the best speeches evoke?

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

3. What kind of inspiration provided by the gods is the best according to Socrates?

4. Which god gets violent when in love?

5. What kind of inspiration does Apollo provide?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What did Socrates think the role of the gods were in daily life, and how did this shape his life?

Essay Topic 2

How does Thamus feel about the written word, and how does this idea shape the progress of his nation?

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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