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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Apollodorus think that rich men pity him?
(a) Because they think he is poor.
(b) Because they think he is misinformed.
(c) Because they think he is ignorant.
(d) Because they think he is unhappy.

2. What is Socrates doing while the other guests are eating dinner at Agathon's house?
(a) Sleeping.
(b) Thinking.
(c) Eating.
(d) Working.

3. What does Pausanius think is the true test of a love's class?
(a) Location.
(b) Past.
(c) Wealth.
(d) Time.

4. Who requests that Socrates sit near him at the party?
(a) Agathon.
(b) Eryximachus.
(c) Aristodemus.
(d) Aristophanes.

5. In Aristophanes' opinion, how are humans originally shaped?
(a) They are round.
(b) They have no definite shape.
(c) They are the same shape as they are now.
(d) They are square.

6. How many types of "creatures" does Aristophanes think there were in the beginning of man?
(a) Three types.
(b) Five types.
(c) Two types.
(d) Four types.

7. Who is Apollodorus talking with at the beginning of Symposium?
(a) Agathon.
(b) A soldier.
(c) Socrates.
(d) A companion.

8. Where does Pausanius think the laws are perplexing?
(a) Leonidio.
(b) Therapni.
(c) Tripoli.
(d) Lacedaemon.

9. In Pausanius' view, who is the father of the youngest goddess of love?
(a) Uranus.
(b) Zeus.
(c) Poseidon.
(d) Apollo.

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

11. What does Eryximachus believe to be the source of pestilence and destruction in nature?
(a) When a season changes before its time.
(b) When a season is overtaken by violent love.
(c) When a season refuses to change on time.
(d) When a season is overtaken by untested love.

12. Which goddess does Pausanius associate with love?
(a) Hera.
(b) Artemis.
(c) Athena.
(d) Aphrodite.

13. Why does Apollodorus have pity for rich men?
(a) Because they never seem to have enough money no matter how much they make.
(b) Because they have more money than they can possibly spend.
(c) Because they think they are doing something when they are doing nothing.
(d) Because they think they are doing nothing when they are doing something.

14. In Eryximachus' opinion, what can the best physician do?
(a) Appreciate the different forms of love.
(b) Analyze the different forms of love.
(c) Ignore love's existence.
(d) Separate the different forms of love.

15. How does Phaedrus describe Love?
(a) The youngest of the gods.
(b) A friend to the gods.
(c) The eldest of the gods.
(d) A relative of the gods.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Eryximachus say about his omission of certain things in his speech?

2. As Pausanius explains, who is the oldest goddess of love's father?

3. What is Aristodemus concerned about as he and Socrates go to the party?

4. What does astronomy inform people of, according to Eryximachus?

5. What news does Agathon give to Aristodemus when he arrives?

(see the answer keys)

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