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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who visits Scipio in his dream?
(a) His dad.
(b) His grandfather.
(c) His grandmother.
(d) His best friend.

2. Who hosts the other men involved in the dialogue of "On the Orator"?
(a) Brutus.
(b) Dante.
(c) Cicero.
(d) Crassus.

3. What does Laelius argue against the Stoics?
(a) That friendship is a transition in life.
(b) That materials bring happiness.
(c) That friends are material things.
(d) That a man should not be upset by the death of a friend.

4. What does oratory require beside good speech, according to "On the Orator"?
(a) A desire to move others through words.
(b) Motivated thought.
(c) Knowledge of many subjects.
(d) General idea of other topics.

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

6. Where does Scipio travel in his dream?
(a) Ireland.
(b) America.
(c) Africa.
(d) England.

7. Whose words does Cicero use to illustrate his view in "On the Orator"?
(a) Scaevola's.
(b) Crassus'.
(c) Antonius'.
(d) Brutus's.

8. Who reveals the structure of the universe to Scipio?
(a) The elder Scipio.
(b) His grandfather.
(c) His grandmother.
(d) Cicero.

9. Who takes the dictatorial control in "Laelius: On Friendship"?
(a) Marcus Antonius.
(b) Cassius.
(c) Crassus.
(d) Brutus.

10. In "The Dream of Scipio," how many spheres is the universe made up of?
(a) 8.
(b) 9.
(c) 7
(d) 10.

11. What two types of men cannot be friends, according to Laelius?
(a) Giving and selfish.
(b) Good and bad.
(c) Rich and poor.
(d) Good and poor.

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

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

14. Which of the following is NOT a quality people should select in a friend, according to "Laelius: On Friendship"?
(a) Selfishness.
(b) Stability.
(c) Reliability.
(d) Soundness.

15. What does Africanus tell Scipio about Earth?
(a) It is significant.
(b) It is small.
(c) It is insignificant.
(d) It will die soon.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who challenges Crassus' views with historical counter-examples?

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

3. What does "On The Orator "concern itself with?

4. According to "Laelius: On Friendship," when should a person make the decision to keep a friend?

5. What do true friends not enjoy doing, according to Laelius?

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