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Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Phaedrus' story, how could Achilles have avoided death?
(a) By not slaying Agamemnon.
(b) By slaying Agamemnon.
(c) By not slaying Hector.
(d) By slaying Hector.

2. Which country does Pausanius use as an example of barbarian laws?
(a) Armolia.
(b) Olympi.
(c) Lithio.
(d) Ionia.

3. What is one of the points that Eryximachus makes with Urania's story?
(a) The acceptance of the intemperate.
(b) The avoidance of the temperate.
(c) The acceptance of the temperate.
(d) The avoidance of the intemperate.

4. What does Eryximachus say about his omission of certain things in his speech?
(a) It is not intentional.
(b) It is intentional.
(c) He maintains that he did not leave anything out.
(d) He cannot remember any more.

5. How does Eryximachus define symphony?
(a) An agreement to disagree.
(b) A disagreement based on a previous agreement.
(c) A disagreement.
(d) An agreement.

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

7. What does Eryximachus interpret Heraclitus' words to mean?
(a) Music has a reconciliation of opposites.
(b) Music features only similar factors.
(c) Music is the further division of opposites.
(d) Music features similar and opposite factors.

8. What is Apollodorus' old name?
(a) Apollodorus the madman.
(b) Apollodorus the orator.
(c) Apollodorus the wise man.
(d) Apollodorus the thinker.

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

10. How does Socrates feel about drinking?
(a) He can only drink a little or not at all.
(b) He can either drink a lot, a little, or not at all.
(c) He can only drink a lot or not at all.
(d) He does not drink at all.

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

12. How many years has Apollodorus been talking with Socrates?
(a) Ten.
(b) Five.
(c) Three.
(d) Four.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How is the muse, Urania, described in Eryximachus' speech?

2. How does Eryximachus describe Pausanias' speech?

3. How does Eryximachus describe Polyhymnia?

4. Where is Socrates before entering Agathon's house?

5. What effect does Phaedrus think Love has on a coward?

(see the answer keys)

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