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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 12, Philosophical Investigations, Thoughts on the Nature of Things, 46-44 B.C., Chapter 13, Why, This Is Violence!, Plots and Conspiracies, January—March 44 B.C..
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why did the governing classes decide to back Cicero for Consul?
(a) He defended the authority of the Senate.
(b) His work made their responsibilities easier.
(c) He had the best record in politics.
(d) His previous cases proved that he was on their side.
2. What part of the Republic's modernization was the source of tension between Caesar and Pompey?
(c) Trade agreements.
(d) Governing institutions.
3. How did Cicero respond to Cesar's request for help in Chapter 10?
(a) He resisted.
(b) He countered with another offer.
(c) He only agreed to certain aspects of it.
(d) He ignored it.
4. What did Cicero think about Caesar's ransacking of the Treasury in Rome?
(a) He was disgusted.
(b) He was despondent.
(c) He was surprised.
(d) He was indifferent.
5. What did Cicero defend in his book about oratory in Chapter 8?
(a) The reasons of rhetoric.
(b) The origins of rhetoric.
(c) The future of rhetoric.
(d) The practice of rhetoric.
Short Answer Questions
1. As Cicero displayed his pride over thwarting Catalina, what did he not realize?
2. What impressed Cicero about the potential of becoming an advocate in Chapter 2?
3. Where did Cicero retreat after the death of his daughter?
4. What did Cicero use to discredit his opponents once he had the support of the governing classes in Chapter 5?
5. Although Cicero's exact reason for leaving Rome was not well known, what might have been a possibility?
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