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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the dialogue concern itself with in "On the Orator"?
(a) A list of people.
(b) A poem.
(c) A debate.
(d) A list of works.

2. What does Africanus encourage Scipio to do when he returns home in his dream?
(a) To not abandon hope.
(b) To stay brave.
(c) To fight for his country.
(d) To remain calm.

3. Why are great orators hard to find, according to Cicero in "On the Orator"?
(a) Many have information on many arts, but speak poorly.
(b) Few have the mastery of the many distinct arts.
(c) Many speak well, but lack information.
(d) Stage fright.

4. Where must Scipio's soul return, according to his dream?
(a) The afterlife.
(b) Earth.
(c) His country.
(d) His planet.

5. Where does "The Dream of Scipio" begin?
(a) In a military tribune.
(b) In a circus.
(c) At the Roman Forum.
(d) Outside the Pantheon.

6. What does "On The Orator "concern itself with?
(a) If Cicero is a good orator.
(b) Who is a good orator.
(c) What makes a person a good orator.
(d) The role of the orator or statesmen.

7. What does the dream of "The Dream of Scipio" illustrate?
(a) Authentic relationships.
(b) Magic.
(c) Mortality.
(d) Selective immortality.

8. What exists in the smallest sphere discussed in "The Dream of Scipio"?
(a) The planets.
(b) God.
(c) Cicero.
(d) Earth.

9. When did Laelius's friend die in relation to when Cicero wrote "Laelius: On Friendship"?
(a) A few years after he wrote it.
(b) 150 or 140 years prior.
(c) While he was writing it.
(d) A few years before he wrote it.

10. How does Antonius feel the orator should approach speech?
(a) Nervously.
(b) Confidently.
(c) Daringly.
(d) Timidly.

11. When was Cicero's essay "Laelius: On Friendship" written?
(a) Before Caesar's assasination.
(b) After Caesar's assasination.
(c) After his divorce.
(d) After his daughter's death.

12. What does Africanus tell Scipio about his future, in "The Dream of Scipio"?
(a) He has a destiny to rule.
(b) He will lose many battles.
(c) He will win many battles.
(d) He has God in him.

13. What is "On the Orator" considered to be in comparison to the rest of "On the Good Life"?
(a) The weakest argument of the book.
(b) The shortest work of the book.
(c) The greatest work of the book.
(d) The longest work of the book.

14. Whom does Cicero note the art of oratory is possessed by?
(a) All rulers.
(b) Only a few.
(c) He alone.
(d) He and his friend.

15. Who was Laelius friends with?
(a) Scipio Africa.
(b) Scipio Africanus.
(c) Dante.
(d) Cicero.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who takes the dictatorial control in "Laelius: On Friendship"?

2. When was the excerpt of "The Dream of Scipio" rediscovered?

3. What does "The Dream of Scipio" suggest about virtuous people?

4. How many tones does the harmony contain, in "The Dream of Scipio"?

5. What is Cicero known as, according to "On the Orator"?

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