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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to "Discussions at Tusculum," why are evil people always miserable?
(a) They do not have friends.
(b) They do not have good lives.
(c) They are not morally good.
(d) They are selfish.

2. In "On Duties," which book is only reproduced in this particular selection of readings?
(a) Book IV.
(b) Book III.
(c) Book I.
(d) Book II.

3. What type of interest did the Romans have towards philosophy, according to Grant?
(a) Deep intrigue.
(b) Deep and thoughtful.
(c) Superficial.
(d) Slight intrigue.

4. What were the followers of Aristotle called?
(a) Aristocracy's.
(b) Aristotle's followers.
(c) Peripatetics.
(d) Aristotlians.

5. What is essential between two nations, according to Cicero in "On Duties"?
(a) Equal power.
(b) Respect.
(c) Trade.
(d) Money.

Short Answer Questions

1. When did Cicero's reputation decline, according to the introduction?

2. Where is the setting of "Discussions at Tusculum"?

3. Who favored Cicero?

4. What did an ancient ethical view believe was necessary for happiness?

5. When did Cicero do his writing, according to the introduction?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Cicero's philosophy.

2. What did Cicero's work return to in "On Duties" and why?

3. What three things did Cicero argue moral goodness is comprised of?

4. How did Cicero feel about statesmanship?

5. What were Cicero's attitudes about human rights?

6. What is the setting of "Discussions at Tusculum"?

7. How was Cicero received by the public?

8. What type of system of government did Cicero prefer in "On Duties"?

9. Describe what Cicero said about justice and intelligence, in "On Duties."

10. When did Cicero write most of his works?

(see the answer keys)

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