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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What type of writing style is "Laelius: On Friendship" written in?
(a) Poetry.
(b) Journal.
(c) Prose.
(d) Dialogue.

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

4. In "The Dream of Scipio," where does God exist in the universe?
(a) The smallest sphere.
(b) The fourth sphere.
(c) The largest sphere.
(d) The second sphere.

5. How many tones does the harmony contain, in "The Dream of Scipio"?
(a) 6.
(b) 5.
(c) 7.
(d) 8.

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

7. What do Rufus and Cotta ask Antonius and Crassus in "On the Orator"?
(a) Will they give an oratory?
(b) Should they attempt to be orators?
(c) Who is the best orator?
(d) Could they be great orators?

8. 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.

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

10. What does Cicero aim to determine in "On the Orator"?
(a) What makes a man a good orator.
(b) What kind of man the orator must be to rule the Greek Empire.
(c) What kind of man the orator must be to rule the Roman Empire.
(d) Who is better at oratory than he is.

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

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

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

14. What does Laelius believe makes goods truly good?
(a) Sharing.
(b) Beauty.
(c) Recognition.
(d) Jealousy of others.

15. What needs to exist between friends to ensure a permanence of friendship, according to Laelius?
(a) Commonalities.
(b) Opposition.
(c) Similarity.
(d) Laughter.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does God want Scipio to do, in "The Dream of Scipio"?

2. What is Scipio supposed to reflect in "The Dream of Scipio"?

3. What deep question does Laelius struggle with?

4. What does Cicero claim about the text of 'Laelius: On Friendship"?

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

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