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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of Cicero's brother he writes to?
(a) Quinten.
(b) Cassius.
(c) Quintus.
(d) Petrarch.

2. What does Crassus argue great orators cannot restrict themselves to?
(a) Courts.
(b) Oratory.
(c) The Pantheon.
(d) The Forum.

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

4. Who reveals the structure of the universe to Scipio?
(a) His grandmother.
(b) The elder Scipio.
(c) His grandfather.
(d) Cicero.

5. 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 shortest work of the book.
(c) The longest work of the book.
(d) The greatest work of the book.

6. How does Antonius feel the orator should approach speech?
(a) Timidly.
(b) Confidently.
(c) Daringly.
(d) Nervously.

7. 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.

8. What does Scipio desire in his dream?
(a) To live forever.
(b) To become a ruler.
(c) To never wake up.
(d) To join the afterlife.

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

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

11. What is Scipio supposed to reflect in "The Dream of Scipio"?
(a) Dictators.
(b) The soul of the heavens.
(c) Human kind.
(d) Man.

12. Who does Laelius argue friendship is only possible for?
(a) Bad men.
(b) Women.
(c) Good men.
(d) Children.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does oratory require beside good speech, according to "On the Orator"?

2. Who was Laelius friends with?

3. What is "On the Orator" considered in Latin?

4. What does Laelius reject about the restrictions of friendship?

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

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