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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What are the series of arguments about in "On Duties"?
(a) They are against confomrity.
(b) They are against liberty.
(c) They are against religion.
(d) They are against tyranny.

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

3. What did Cicero believe the Roman republic should behave like?
(a) "Lucid and demanding."
(b) "Elusive and free."
(c) "Heroes of old."
(d) "Strong and indestructive."

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

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

6. What are external 'bads' considered to be, according to Cicero?
(a) Preferables.
(b) Unpreferables.
(c) Indifferents.
(d) Necessary to happiness.

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

8. How does the argument in "Discussions at Tusculum" begin?
(a) With Cicero talking to himself.
(b) With his friend asking Cicero a question.
(c) With a description of the river.
(d) With Cicero talking to Brutus.

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

10. How many principles does Cicero list that govern the performances of our obligations?
(a) 6.
(b) 8.
(c) 7.
(d) 5.

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

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

13. Where did Cicero retire during the transition of power in the Roman republic, according to Grant's introduction?
(a) Ireland.
(b) His castle.
(c) The Mediterranean.
(d) The country.

14. Who does Cicero compare Dionysius to?
(a) Plato and Archimedes.
(b) Plato and Plutarch.
(c) Dante and Plato.
(d) Petrach and Archimedes.

15. How many miles was the setting of "Discussions at Tusculum" from Cicero's home?
(a) 13 miles.
(b) 100 miles.
(c) 15 miles.
(d) 16 miles.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Cicero in "On Duties," what do men need?

2. What was the result of Cicero's desire to capture others thought in his writing's?

3. What is "Discussions at Tusculum" about?

4. According to the introduction, how did the younger Seneca receive Cicero?

5. How does Cicero perceive philosophy under tyranny rule?

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