On the Good Life Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 1: Discussions at Tusculum.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What were the followers of Aristotle called?
(a) Aristocracy's.
(b) Aristotle's followers.
(c) Aristotlians.
(d) Peripatetics.

2. What are neutral things considered to be, according to Cicero?
(a) Preferables.
(b) Necessary to happiness.
(c) Unpreferables.
(d) Indifferents.

3. According to the introduction, who did Cicero criticize?
(a) Greeks.
(b) The church.
(c) Romans that were too "hellenized."
(d) Romans.

4. Who favored Cicero?
(a) Nuns.
(b) Roman orators.
(c) Lactantius and many Christian fathers.
(d) Greek orators.

5. What are external goods merely considered to be by Cicero?
(a) Unpreferables.
(b) Necessary to happiness.
(c) Indifferents.
(d) Preferables.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what period did Cicero gain great fame?

2. Who does Cicero compare Dionysius to?

3. What type of interest did the Romans have towards philosophy, according to Grant?

4. What did Cicero believe was the most divine thing in humans?

5. What did Cicero believe the result would be if happiness was only achieved by certain goods?

(see the answer key)

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