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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Cicero believe humans cannot find peace without?
(a) Fighting for your thoughts.
(b) Falling in love.
(c) Thoughts and rations.
(d) Serving mankind.

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

3. According to the introduction, what was Cicero considered to be?
(a) A philospher.
(b) A radical.
(c) An individualist who believed in human rights.
(d) A saint.

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. How many virtues does Cicero argue moral goodness is comprised of?
(a) 3.
(b) 5.
(c) 2.
(d) 1.

11. What did Cicero argue is the cure for misfortune?
(a) Frienship.
(b) Psychology.
(c) Love.
(d) Philosophy.

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

13. According to the introduction, what is Cicero NOT?
(a) Eager.
(b) Spirtual.
(c) Dogmatic.
(d) Trustworthy.

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

15. What does Cicero address in his work, "On Duties"?
(a) Friendship.
(b) Political life.
(c) Grief.
(d) Happiness.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Cicero resist being identified with, according to Grant?

2. What is concluded about the achievement of moral goodness, in "Discussions at Tusculum"?

3. According to the Stoics, what was the faculty that was unique to humans?

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

5. In "On Duties," what will wise rulers win from their subjects?

(see the answer keys)

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