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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. In "On Duties," which book is only reproduced in this particular selection of readings?
(a) Book III.
(b) Book II.
(c) Book I.
(d) Book IV.

5. Where is the setting of "Discussions at Tusculum"?
(a) Cicero's country villa.
(b) Cicero's apartment.
(c) Cicero's friends house.
(d) By a river.

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

7. What did Cicero believe applied to every human, according to Grant?
(a) The golden rule.
(b) Ability to forgive.
(c) The natural law.
(d) The ration to love others.

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

9. In "On Duties," how will rulers win goodwill?
(a) With power and compassion.
(b) With truthfulness.
(c) With wealth.
(d) With self restraint and self denial.

10. What does much of Cicero's writing contain, according to Grant?
(a) Greek philosophy.
(b) Roman philosphy.
(c) Prayers.
(d) Challenges to the public.

11. Who was Cicero worried about, according to the introduction?
(a) His mother's health.
(b) The Greek republic.
(c) The Roman republic.
(d) His own health.

12. According to "On Duties," how do people find theft by the state?
(a) Absurd.
(b) Outrageous.
(c) Unjust.
(d) Necessary.

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

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

15. What is essential between two nations, according to Cicero in "On Duties"?
(a) Trade.
(b) Equal power.
(c) Money.
(d) Respect.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "On Duties," how many feelings does Cicero say a good ruler should inspire in his subjects?

2. What are the series of arguments about in "On Duties"?

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

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

5. What are neutral things considered to be, according to Cicero?

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