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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What does God want Scipio to do, in "The Dream of Scipio"?
(a) Guide his country.
(b) Rule his country.
(c) Join the afterlife.
(d) Tend to the earth.

4. What does Africanus tell Scipio about Earth?
(a) It is small.
(b) It will die soon.
(c) It is significant.
(d) It is insignificant.

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

6. What does the dream of "The Dream of Scipio" illustrate?
(a) Selective immortality.
(b) Mortality.
(c) Authentic relationships.
(d) Magic.

7. What does "On The Orator "concern itself with?
(a) Who is a good orator.
(b) What makes a person a good orator.
(c) If Cicero is a good orator.
(d) The role of the orator or statesmen.

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

9. When did Laelius's friend die in relation to when Cicero wrote "Laelius: On Friendship"?
(a) A few years after he wrote it.
(b) While he was writing it.
(c) A few years before he wrote it.
(d) 150 or 140 years prior.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Rufus and Crassus need to become good orators?

2. Who sends Scipio into tears just by the sight of him, in "The Dream of Scipio"?

3. What must the orator master?

4. Who challenges Crassus' views with historical counter-examples?

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

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