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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who does Laelius argue friendship is only possible for?
(b) Good men.
(d) Bad men.
2. What is the name of Cicero's brother he writes to?
3. According to Laelius, how is friendship formed?
(a) Through thought.
(b) Through love.
(c) Through desire.
(d) Through food.
4. Who challenges Crassus' views with historical counter-examples?
5. Where are the other men involved located, during the dialogue of "On the Orator"?
(a) The Roman Forum.
(b) The Colloseum.
(d) The Pantheon.
6. What question does Cicero ask his brother, concerning what great oratory requires?
(a) What is required to produce great oratory?
(b) Does it require "wide theoretical knowledge"?
(c) Is it popular in England?
(d) Does it permit women?
7. What does Africanus encourage Scipio to focus on, in his dream?
(a) Being a just and virtuous person.
(b) His perception.
(d) Heavenly reality.
8. What do the younger men ask Crassus to tell them in "On the Orator"?
(a) If they could be good orators.
(b) The nature of oratory.
(c) How he became a polished orator.
(d) The nature of art.
9. What two types of men cannot be friends, according to Laelius?
(a) Good and poor.
(b) Giving and selfish.
(c) Rich and poor.
(d) Good and bad.
10. 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.
11. Who sends Scipio into tears just by the sight of him, in "The Dream of Scipio"?
(a) Scipio's friend.
(b) Scipio's mother.
(c) Scipio's family.
(d) Scipio's father.
12. What does "On The Orator "concern itself with?
(a) If Cicero is a good orator.
(b) What makes a person a good orator.
(c) Who is a good orator.
(d) The role of the orator or statesmen.
13. What does Laelius reject about the restrictions of friendship?
(a) That restrictions are necessary for friendship.
(b) That friendship has limits.
(c) That the connection between friends is limited by its surroundings.
(d) All three theories suggested.
14. What is "On the Orator" considered in Latin?
(a) A joke.
(b) An artistic masterpiece.
(c) Thought provoking.
15. What does oratory require beside good speech, according to "On the Orator"?
(a) General idea of other topics.
(b) Motivated thought.
(c) Knowledge of many subjects.
(d) A desire to move others through words.
Short Answer Questions
1. What type of writing style is "Laelius: On Friendship" written in?
2. What does Scipio desire in his dream?
3. What does Africanus encourage Scipio to do when he returns home in his dream?
4. What does Cicero claim about the text of 'Laelius: On Friendship"?
5. What does "Laelius: On Friendship" concern itself with?
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