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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. When was the excerpt of "The Dream of Scipio" rediscovered?
(a) The medieval period.
(b) The Renaissance.
(c) Post revolutionary war.
(d) Prior to Cicero's "On the Good Life."

3. What does Africanus argue about God, in "The Dream of Scipio"?
(a) He is eternal.
(b) He is virtuous.
(c) He is just.
(d) He is needed.

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

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

6. What is an earth year in comparison to a cosmic year, according to "The Dream of Scipio"?
(a) A small part of it.
(b) They are equal in length.
(c) A big part of ot.
(d) They are unrelated.

7. What does Cicero aim to determine in "On the Orator"?
(a) Who is better at oratory than he is.
(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) What makes a man a good orator.

8. According to "On the Orator," what does the orator possess even in battle?
(a) The ability to motivate.
(b) The ability to connect.
(c) Little power.
(d) Great power.

9. What does Laelius reject about the restrictions of friendship?
(a) That restrictions are necessary for friendship.
(b) All three theories suggested.
(c) That the connection between friends is limited by its surroundings.
(d) That friendship has limits.

10. What is "On the Orator" considered in Latin?
(a) Thought provoking.
(b) A joke.
(c) An artistic masterpiece.
(d) Art.

11. When was Laelius born in relation to when Cicero wrote "Laelius: On Friendship"?
(a) 150 or 140 years later.
(b) 3 years after he was born.
(c) 150 or 140 years prior.
(d) 80 years after he was born.

12. 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 art.
(c) The nature of oratory.
(d) How he became a polished orator.

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

14. What does reciprocity suggest about friendship, according to "Laelius: On Friendship"?
(a) Friendship is not based on exchange.
(b) Everything is reciprocal.
(c) The relationship is based on exhange.
(d) Frienship is not a reciprocal relationship.

15. What does Cicero hope to save through writing, "On the Orator"?
(a) Himself.
(b) The talent of others.
(c) His country from decay.
(d) His own talent.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does "Laelius: On Friendship" concern itself with?

3. According to "On the Orator," who thought about the skill of oratory and rhetoric?

4. What exists in the smallest sphere discussed in "The Dream of Scipio"?

5. Who reveals the structure of the universe to Scipio?

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