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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What must men have to resolve conflict, according to Cicero in "On Duties"?
(a) Money.
(b) Rulers.
(c) Resources.
(d) Respect.

2. According to Cicero, in "On Duties," what does he feel is more effective in inspiring confidence?
(a) Praise.
(b) Goodwill.
(c) Justice.
(d) Love.

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

4. In what period did Cicero gain great fame?
(a) The Renaissance.
(b) The Dark Ages.
(c) Just after his death.
(d) 200 years after his death.

5. What or whom does Michael Grant, the author of the introduction, introduce?
(a) Roman philosophy.
(b) Greek philosophy.
(c) Marcus Tullius Cicero.
(d) Himself.

6. What were the followers of Aristotle called?
(a) Peripatetics.
(b) Aristotle's followers.
(c) Aristocracy's.
(d) Aristotlians.

7. According to Cicero, what can one NOT be without being intelligent?
(a) Good.
(b) Just.
(c) Brave.
(d) Honest.

8. What does Cicero emphasize in the third and fourth principles in "On Duties"?
(a) Taxes are inevitable.
(b) Love does not always prevail.
(c) Dictators need a balance in their ruling.
(d) Expediency and rightness are connected.

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

10. According to the Stoics, what was the faculty that was unique to humans?
(a) Reason.
(b) Emotions.
(c) Thought.
(d) Rational.

11. According to Cicero, what will breed resentment in a ruler's subjects?
(a) Theft.
(b) Unjust behavior.
(c) Power.
(d) Dishonor.

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

13. In "On Duties," how many feelings does Cicero say a good ruler should inspire in his subjects?
(a) 5.
(b) 3.
(c) 1.
(d) 2.

14. What is "Discussions at Tusculum" about?
(a) What happiness is.
(b) What makes a good life happy.
(c) What makes a life full of quality.
(d) What makes a man happy.

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

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

3. What did Cicero believe the result would be if happiness was only achieved by certain goods?

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

5. What does happiness necessarily require, according to Cicero?

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