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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What are external goods always at risk of, according to Cicero?
(a) Jealousy.
(b) "Violent commotions."
(c) Wealth.
(d) Possession.

3. When did Cicero do his writing, according to the introduction?
(a) During the 60s B.C.
(b) Between the late 60s-40s B.C.
(c) Between the 60s and early 50s B.C.
(d) Between the 60s and early 50s A.D.

4. What are the contents of the book "On Duties" applicable to?
(a) Jesus.
(b) Tyranny.
(c) Present day crisis.
(d) Friendship.

5. According to Grant, what did Cicero believe every human had to make them equal?
(a) Love.
(b) A common bond.
(c) A common ancestry.
(d) A spark of divinity.

6. According to Cicero in "On Duties," what do men need?
(a) Money.
(b) Love.
(c) Friends.
(d) Resources.

7. Who was Dionysius?
(a) The ruler of Rome.
(b) The dictator of Syracuse.
(c) The ruler of Asia.
(d) The dictator of Greece.

8. When did Cicero's reputation decline, according to the introduction?
(a) The 19th century.
(b) The 17th century.
(c) It never declined.
(d) The 18th century.

9. What does the book reproduced in "On Duties" concern itself with?
(a) Theory of civic virtue.
(b) Theory of happiness.
(c) Theory of friendship.
(d) Theory of civic dispute.

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

11. What does happiness necessarily require, according to Cicero?
(a) Laughter.
(b) Singing.
(c) Tranquility.
(d) Smiles.

12. What are the third and fourth principles concerned with, in "On Duties"?
(a) Dictators.
(b) Taxes.
(c) Love.
(d) Expediency.

13. What did Cicero resist being identified with, according to Grant?
(a) Any woman.
(b) Anyone religion.
(c) Any one school of philosphy.
(d) Dogmatism.

14. Which of the following are not needed to obtain moral goodness, according to Cicero in "On Duties"?
(a) Wisdom.
(b) Justice.
(c) Wealth.
(d) Temperance.

15. According to "Discussions at Tusculum," why are evil people always miserable?
(a) They do not have good lives.
(b) They are selfish.
(c) They do not have friends.
(d) They are not morally good.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to Cicero, what is suggested about losing one's happiness?

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

4. In "Discussions at Tusculum," what do the Stoics argue is necessary to be happy?

5. What does Cicero question about virtues in "Discussions at Tusculum"?

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