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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many legs does man have in the beginning, according to Aristophanes?
(a) Two.
(b) Eight.
(c) Four.
(d) Six.

2. According to Eryximachus, what elements create rhythm?
(a) Short and medium length.
(b) Medium length and long.
(c) Short and long.
(d) Short, medium length, and long.

3. How is the muse, Urania, described in Eryximachus' speech?
(a) Neither fair nor heavenly.
(b) Fair, but not heavenly.
(c) Heavenly, but unfair.
(d) Fair and heavenly.

4. What was Eryximachus' ancestor, Asclepius, an expert in?
(a) Gymnastic, but not husbandry.
(b) Neither gymnastic nor husbandry.
(c) Husbandry, but not gymnastic.
(d) Gymnastic and husbandry.

5. With what animal does Aristophanes compare the "man-woman creatures"?
(a) Turtles.
(b) Fish.
(c) Birds.
(d) Rabbits.

6. How does Pausanius describe the countries of Elis and Boeotia?
(a) Having no gifts or eloquence.
(b) Having eloquence, but no gifts.
(c) Having gifts, but no eloquence.
(d) Having both eloquence and gifts.

7. What princess does Phaedrus use as an example for a sacrifice made out of Love?
(a) Alcestis.
(b) Ariadne.
(c) Europe.
(d) Cassandra.

8. Who firsts requests drinking in moderation at the party?
(a) Aristophanes.
(b) Eryximachus.
(c) Aristodemus.
(d) Pausanias.

9. What does astronomy inform people of, according to Eryximachus?
(a) Which sacrifices to make.
(b) The best ways to make sacrifices.
(c) Why to make sacrifices.
(d) When to make sacrifices.

10. What example does Pausanius use in explaining the role of tyranny?
(a) Alcyone.
(b) Hippolytus.
(c) Aristogeiton.
(d) Leander.

11. Besides Apollodorus, to whom else has Aristodemus recounted the events of the party?
(a) Glaucon.
(b) No one.
(c) Phoenix.
(d) Philip.

12. As Pausanius explains, who is the oldest goddess of love's father?
(a) Poseidon.
(b) Zeus.
(c) Uranus.
(d) Apollo.

13. In Phaedrus' opinion, which ancient Greek writer agrees with Hesiod's theory?
(a) Archilochus.
(b) Tyrtaeus.
(c) Acusilaus.
(d) Callinus.

14. According to Aristophanes, how many faces does man begin with?
(a) Two.
(b) Three.
(c) None.
(d) One.

15. Which one of the following is not an example that Eryximachus uses to describe the hostile elements?
(a) Bitter and sweet.
(b) Moist and dry.
(c) Hot and cold.
(d) Hard and soft.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many types of "creatures" does Aristophanes think there were in the beginning of man?

2. Where does Phaedrus think that Achilles was sent after his death?

3. How many years has Apollodorus been talking with Socrates?

4. Where does Pausanius think the laws are perplexing?

5. According to Phaedrus' story, how could Achilles have avoided death?

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