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Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Cicero, what will inspire hatred in a ruler's subjects?
(a) One without virtue.
(b) One that's selfish.
(c) One that is unforgiving.
(d) One without promise.

2. What did Cicero believe was the most divine thing in humans?
(a) Compassion.
(b) Rational.
(c) Love.
(d) Reason.

3. Why is statesmanship destroyed, according to "On Duties"?
(a) Caesar eliminates its possibility to continue.
(b) Because the opportunities of statesmanship are destroyed.
(c) It isn't destroyed.
(d) Because no one desires it anymore.

4. According to the introduction, what protestant thinkers was Cicero popular among?
(a) Luther.
(b) Pope Gregory.
(c) Melancthon.
(d) Luther and Melancthon.

5. What type of governmental system does Cicero prefer?
(a) Where the ruler gives to his community.
(b) Where the ruler is morally good.
(c) Where men elect their ruler.
(d) Where no one is taxed.

6. According to Cicero, how was the Stoics view counter-intuitive?
(a) It denounces relationship importance.
(b) This view suggests one can be happy with no external or bodily goods.
(c) It contradicts Cicero's opinions.
(d) It denounces material importance.

7. What must the ruler maintain, according to Cicero?
(a) Balance between powers.
(b) Justice.
(c) Equality before law.
(d) Order.

8. Who did Cicero influence, according to Grant?
(a) The Renaissance art.
(b) The children of the time.
(c) The Italian church.
(d) The modern philosphers.

9. What is the purpose of the book "On Duties"?
(a) So people will reassess their lives.
(b) To inspire its readers.
(c) To challenge its readers.
(d) So statesmen can come to know their duties.

10. What dictatorships does Cicero oppose in "On Duties"?
(a) Crassus'.
(b) Cassius'.
(c) Brutus's.
(d) Caesar's.

11. In "Discussions at Tusculum," what do the Stoics argue is necessary to be happy?
(a) To be young.
(b) To be morally good.
(c) To be old.
(d) To be rich.

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

13. What group believed happiness is the enjoyment of pleasure and the avoidance of pain?
(a) Greek's.
(b) Epicureans.
(c) French.
(d) Roman's.

14. According to the introduction, what type of writing style did Cicero sometimes write in?
(a) Essay.
(b) Dialogue.
(c) Poetic.
(d) Journal.

15. According to Cicero, how does he view tyrannies?
(a) Unnecessary.
(b) Stable.
(c) Unstable.
(d) Needed.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the introduction, who did Cicero criticize?

2. According to the introduction, what was Cicero considered to be?

3. What is "Discussions at Tusculum" about?

4. How many miles was the setting of "Discussions at Tusculum" from Cicero's home?

5. What were the followers of Aristotle called?

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