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?
Describe the origin of love and the events leading up to it as they are outlined in the speech given by Socrates. Also, provide an analysis of Socrates' opinions on the resilience of love and how it is a reflection of both of its parents.
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.
After a brief argument with Socrates, Agathon gives his speech.
1) Explain how Agathon disagrees with Phaedrus.
2) Describe what the characteristics of love are, according to Agathon.
3) Explain how Agathon's reputation for being a playwright might have influenced his thoughts and views about love.
4) Describe the effect that love can have on people as they are given in Agathon's speech.
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