Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Socrates appear when he meets Aristodemus before going to the party?
2. What is the "art" that Eryximachus refers to as the inspiration for the ideas in his speech?
3. Where does Phaedrus think that Achilles was sent after his death?
4. What is Apollodorus' old name?
5. According to Eryximachus, what elements create rhythm?
Short Essay Questions
1. What events does Alcibiades describe in his speech, and how do they show that Socrates cannot be bribed?
2. According to Alcibiades, what effect did Socrates have on him?
3. Who are the parents of love, according to Pausanias?
4. How is the story of the Symposium introduced and who is responsible for telling it?
5. How does Orpheus become an example used by Phaedrus to depict what not to do?
6. As Eryximachus explains, what is the role of a doctor in healing a patient?
7. How does Phaedrus use Alcestis' story as an example in his speech?
8. Why does Socrates believe that love cannot be beautiful or ugly, and what analogy does he use?
9. What is the description of the creature that Aristophanes gives at the beginning of his speech?
10. What does Socrates think the function of love is?
Analyze the two types of love that Pausanias describes in his speech. What are their characteristics, the way they are both applied, and what Pausanias thinks the origin of love is. Also, describe the examples that Pausanias provides to support his theory.
Phaedrus speaks about the way people will fight and/or die for love.
1) Summarize Phaedrus' opinion of love and its ability to motivate people.
2) Describe the story of Alcestis as it is used in Phaedrus' speech.
3) Compare the stories of Achilles and Orpheus in the way they are referenced by Phaedrus.
Socrates' introduction establishes his personality and reputation.
1) Describe how Socrates is first introduced as he talks with Aristodemus.
2) Explain why Socrates fears crowds and how that adds to his philosophical demeanor.
3) Describe the topics of conversation between Socrates and Aristodemus on their way to the party, the people quoted, and the points made.
4) Explain how and why Socrates disappears upon arriving at Agathon's house.
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