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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. How does Cicero describe what philosophy's method does in "Discussions at Tusculum"?
(a) Challenging to its thinker.
(b) Intense and though provoking.
(c) Freedom from one's pain and suffering.
(d) A release.

2. What does Grant state Cicero was excellent at doing?
(a) Deepening ideas.
(b) Popularizing ideas.
(c) Challenging ideas.
(d) Manifesting ideas.

3. What are the contents of the book "On Duties" applicable to?
(a) Friendship.
(b) Present day crisis.
(c) Jesus.
(d) Tyranny.

4. What was the result of Cicero's desire to capture others thought in his writing's?
(a) He was too thoughful.
(b) He was unthoughtful.
(c) He was unoriginal.
(d) He was thoughtless.

5. Who was Dionysius?
(a) The dictator of Greece.
(b) The dictator of Syracuse.
(c) The ruler of Rome.
(d) The ruler of Asia.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the third and fourth principles concerned with, in "On Duties"?

2. In "Discussions at Tusculum," what do the Stoics argue is necessary to be happy?

3. According to the introduction, what is Cicero NOT?

4. According to the introduction, what did Cicero take refuge in after a divorce, fights with friends, and his daughter's death?

5. According to the introduction, what protestant thinkers was Cicero popular among?

Short Essay Questions

1. Tell why Cicero didn't identify with one type of philosophical school.

2. Of those listed in the introduction, what were some of the opinions the various author's had of Cicero?

3. Describe what the series of arguments in "On Duties" discusses.

4. How did Cicero define the 'recipe' to obtain a stable regime in "On Duties"?

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

6. How did Cicero contradict the entire first chapter "Discussions at Tusculum"?

7. When did Cicero write most of his works?

8. What is the importance of stability in external goods, according to "Discussions at Tusculum"?

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

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

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