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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Socrates refer to as an example of a remembered writer?
(a) Homer.
(b) Aristotle.
(c) Euripides.
(d) Aesop.

2. In Diotima's opinion, who is Love's father?
(a) Will.
(b) Resource.
(c) Skill.
(d) Power.

3. Who does Alcibiades compare Socrates to in his speech?
(a) Eumaros.
(b) Athenion.
(c) Melanthios.
(d) Marsyas.

4. Who objects to the drinking taking place in Chapter 8?
(a) Eryximachus.
(b) Socrates.
(c) Aristophanes.
(d) Agathon.

5. In Socrates' opinion, what usually happens to the children of people who invent laws?
(a) They are respected.
(b) They are forgotten.
(c) They are disrespected.
(d) They are remembered.

6. What phrase does Socrates use to refer to the practice of learning?
(a) The hypothesis of the forgotten hypothesis.
(b) The hypothesis of the higher hypothesis.
(c) The hypothesis of the changing hypothesis.
(d) The hypothesis of the remembered hypothesis.

7. How does Agathon compare love with other desires?
(a) It is the weakest desire.
(b) It is the strongest desire.
(c) It is one of the strongest desires.
(d) It is one of the weakest desires.

8. As explained by Diotima, how many people is a young person initially attracted to?
(a) None.
(b) Two.
(c) Many.
(d) One.

9. What does Socrates ironically state his speech is about?
(a) Fiction.
(b) Both the truth and fiction.
(c) The truth.
(d) Neither the truth nor fiction.

10. How does Diotima think a young person should interact with beautiful minds?
(a) Only give ideas to them.
(b) Neither gain knowledge nor give ideas to them.
(c) Only gain knowledge from them.
(d) Exchange knowledge and ideas with them.

11. In Agathon's opinion, how does love win?
(a) Mainly by force, and sometimes by persuasion.
(b) By force, never by persuasion.
(c) By persuasion, never by force.
(d) Mainly by persuasion, and sometimes by force.

12. According to Socrates, what is the lover directed towards?
(a) What he or she does not have.
(b) What he or she does not understand.
(c) What he or she will never understand.
(d) What he or she already has.

13. In Diotima's opinion, what is the confusing point of Love?
(a) It is what the lover might or might not feel.
(b) It is what the lover feels.
(c) It is what the lover cannot feel.
(d) It is what the lover should not feel.

14. As explained by Alcibiades, how does Socrates make him feel?
(a) Intelligent.
(b) Afraid.
(c) Ashamed.
(d) Bold.

15. According to Alcibiades, what are Socrates' claims that he knows nothing?
(a) Hypocrisy.
(b) An act.
(c) Sarcasm.
(d) The truth.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which one of the following is not included in the things Agathon thinks are associated with love?

2. How drunk does Alcibiades want the other men at the party to be?

3. According to Diotima's explanation, what will beasts die to protect?

4. What does Socrates tell Alcibiades about his political efforts?

5. What does Diotima tell Socrates about Love's function?

(see the answer keys)

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