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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Scipio desire in his dream?
(a) To never wake up.
(b) To live forever.
(c) To join the afterlife.
(d) To become a ruler.
2. What does "Laelius: On Friendship" concern itself with?
(a) Cicero's concept of friendship.
(b) Laelius's meditation of his legendary friendship.
(c) What makes a friend a friend.
(d) Laelius's idea of friendship.
3. According to "On the Orator," what does the orator possess even in battle?
(a) The ability to connect.
(b) The ability to motivate.
(c) Great power.
(d) Little power.
4. What do the younger men ask Crassus to tell them in "On the Orator"?
(a) How he became a polished orator.
(b) The nature of art.
(c) The nature of oratory.
(d) If they could be good orators.
5. What is "On the Orator" considered in Latin?
(a) An artistic masterpiece.
(c) Thought provoking.
(d) A joke.
6. Who reveals the structure of the universe to Scipio?
(b) His grandfather.
(c) His grandmother.
(d) The elder Scipio.
7. What was oratory a part of in the ancient world, according to "On the Orator"?
(a) Low art.
(b) Great conditions.
(c) Great ability.
(d) High art.
8. According to "Laelius: On Friendship," when should a person make the decision to keep a friend?
(a) After full mental and physical maturity.
(b) After that friend has three strikes.
(c) After that friend is mean.
(d) When one is sound and rational.
9. Who sends Scipio into tears just by the sight of him, in "The Dream of Scipio"?
(a) Scipio's father.
(b) Scipio's mother.
(c) Scipio's family.
(d) Scipio's friend.
10. What does Africanus argue about God, in "The Dream of Scipio"?
(a) He is virtuous.
(b) He is just.
(c) He is needed.
(d) He is eternal.
11. What does Cicero argue the art of oratory requires?
(a) Speaking well and knowing its subjects.
(b) Knowing its audience.
(c) Being condifdent.
(d) Knowing its people.
12. According to "Laelius: On Friendship," what makes friendship possible?
(d) Pain of being attached.
13. Who does Laelius argue friendship is only possible for?
(b) Good men.
(d) Bad men.
14. What does "The Dream of Scipio" suggest about virtuous people?
(a) Only they are given eteral life.
(b) They are given eternal love.
(c) Only they are exempt from hell.
(d) Only they can see their loved ones in heaven.
15. Whom does Cicero note the art of oratory is possessed by?
(a) He alone.
(b) All rulers.
(c) Only a few.
(d) He and his friend.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who visits Scipio in his dream?
2. What does Africanus tell Scipio about his future, in "The Dream of Scipio"?
3. According to Laelius, what is friendship in accord with?
4. What do Rufus and Cotta ask Antonius and Crassus in "On the Orator"?
5. According to "On the Orator," who thought about the skill of oratory and rhetoric?
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