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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Crassus argue that Antonius agrees with?
(a) That there is no one art for oratory.
(b) That there is no need for oratory.
(c) That Cicero is the best orator.
(d) That Cicero lacks techinique in oratory.

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

4. What was oratory a part of in the ancient world, according to "On the Orator"?
(a) High art.
(b) Low art.
(c) Great ability.
(d) Great conditions.

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

6. What does Africanus encourage Scipio to learn in his dream?
(a) Love.
(b) Immortality.
(c) Frienship.
(d) Oratory.

7. Where does Scipio go in his dream?
(a) To give a speech.
(b) On a rollercoaster.
(c) To France.
(d) A heavenly place.

8. What deep question does Laelius struggle with?
(a) Whether the need for friendship is a deficiency.
(b) What his deficiency is.
(c) What friendship really is.
(d) Who his best friend is.

9. Whose fate lies in the hands of Scipio, according to "The Dream of Scipio"?
(a) His country's.
(b) His family's.
(c) His wife's.
(d) No one's.

10. According to "Laelius: On Friendship," what makes friendship possible?
(a) Laughter.
(b) Pain of being attached.
(c) Desire.
(d) Connection.

11. According to Laelius, what is friendship in accord with?
(a) Love.
(b) Nature.
(c) Respect.
(d) Religion.

12. What must Scipio reflect, according to "The Dream of Scipio"?
(a) The peace of God within him.
(b) His peaceful mind.
(c) His love for God.
(d) His oratory skills in other.

13. What does Laelius argue about a life without friends?
(a) It is unfulfilled.
(b) It is not worth living.
(c) It is simple and peaceful.
(d) It is lonely.

14. According to Laelius, how is friendship formed?
(a) Through love.
(b) Through food.
(c) Through thought.
(d) Through desire.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Laelius believe makes goods truly good?

2. Who does Scipio greet in his dream?

3. According to "On the Orator," what does the orator possess even in battle?

4. What is the name of Cicero's brother he writes to?

5. What does the dream of "The Dream of Scipio" illustrate?

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