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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. Why does Cicero return to Rome, in "Laelius: On Friendship"?
(a) For a meeting of the Roman Senate.
(b) For a funeral.
(c) For his daughter.
(d) To have dinner.

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

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

7. What is "On the Orator" considered to be in comparison to the rest of "On the Good Life"?
(a) The shortest work of the book.
(b) The weakest argument of the book.
(c) The greatest work of the book.
(d) The longest work of the book.

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

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

10. In "The Dream of Scipio," how many spheres is the universe made up of?
(a) 7
(b) 10.
(c) 8.
(d) 9.

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

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

13. Who visits Scipio in his dream?
(a) His grandfather.
(b) His grandmother.
(c) His best friend.
(d) His dad.

14. Who was Laelius friends with?
(a) Dante.
(b) Scipio Africanus.
(c) Scipio Africa.
(d) Cicero.

15. Where must Scipio's soul return, according to his dream?
(a) His country.
(b) The afterlife.
(c) Earth.
(d) His planet.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Laelius believe makes goods truly good?

2. What must the orator master?

3. When was Cicero's essay "Laelius: On Friendship" written?

4. What do true friends not enjoy doing, according to Laelius?

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

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