On the Good Life Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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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. According to "Discussions at Tusculum," what did all Greek schools of philosophy agree on?
(a) That good lives require friends.
(b) That good lives cannot exist.
(c) That good lives require being morally good.
(d) That good lives require posessions.

2. Who was Cicero worried about, according to the introduction?
(a) The Roman republic.
(b) His mother's health.
(c) His own health.
(d) The Greek republic.

3. According to Cicero, what is suggested about losing one's happiness?
(a) That it would then be valued more.
(b) That it would be easy to regain.
(c) That it would then be imperfect.
(d) That it is separate from us.

4. What was the result of Cicero's desire to capture others thought in his writing's?
(a) He was unoriginal.
(b) He was too thoughful.
(c) He was thoughtless.
(d) He was unthoughtful.

5. What is concluded about the achievement of moral goodness, in "Discussions at Tusculum"?
(a) It is necessary.
(b) It is unessecary.
(c) It is indifferent to happiness.
(d) It is the only way to achieve happiness.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens once virtue is acquired, according to Cicero?

2. Where is the setting of "Discussions at Tusculum"?

3. According to the introduction, what did Cicero take refuge in after a divorce, fights with friends, and his daughter's death?

4. According to Grant, what did Cicero believe every human had to make them equal?

5. According to the introduction, what type of writing style did Cicero sometimes write in?

(see the answer key)

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