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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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.

3. Which medieval thinker admired Cicero, according to Grant?
(a) Aquinas.
(b) Petrarch.
(c) Dante.
(d) Plutarch.

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

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

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

7. 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 necessary.
(c) It is indifferent to happiness.
(d) It is unessecary.

8. 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.

9. What are neutral things considered to be, according to Cicero?
(a) Necessary to happiness.
(b) Indifferents.
(c) Unpreferables.
(d) Preferables.

10. What are external goods merely considered to be by Cicero?
(a) Necessary to happiness.
(b) Indifferents.
(c) Unpreferables.
(d) Preferables.

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

12. In "On Duties," what will wise rulers win from their subjects?
(a) Affection.
(b) Fear.
(c) Love.
(d) Respect.

13. 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.

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

15. When did Cicero's reputation decline, according to the introduction?
(a) The 19th century.
(b) The 18th century.
(c) The 17th century.
(d) It never declined.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Cicero, what will inspire hatred in a ruler's subjects?

2. According to the introduction, what is Cicero NOT?

3. What is essential between two nations, according to Cicero in "On Duties"?

4. What does much of Cicero's writing contain, according to Grant?

5. What did Cicero believe humans cannot find peace without?

(see the answer keys)

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