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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the Greek philosophy believe about the good life, according to "Discussions at Tusculum"?
(a) The good life means to have friends.
(b) The good life is expensive.
(c) The good life is a rich life.
(d) The good life is a happy life.

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What happens once virtue is acquired, according to Cicero?
(a) It makes a person good, thus making him happy.
(b) It is temporary.
(c) It can not be lost except by free choice.
(d) It is permanent.

9. What did Cicero believe was the most divine thing in humans?
(a) Reason.
(b) Rational.
(c) Love.
(d) Compassion.

10. What did Cicero believe the result would be if happiness was only achieved by certain goods?
(a) That happiness could only be perfected by possessing imperishable goods.
(b) That happiness was permanent.
(c) That unhappiness did not exist.
(d) That happiness was unnecessary.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the introduction, what was Cicero considered to be?

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

3. Who favored Cicero?

4. According to "Discussions at Tusculum," why are evil people always miserable?

5. Who was Cicero worried about, according to the introduction?

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