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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. What does the Greek philosophy believe about the good life, according to "Discussions at Tusculum"?
(a) The good life is a rich life.
(b) The good life is expensive.
(c) The good life is a happy life.
(d) The good life means to have friends.

2. What does the book reproduced in "On Duties" concern itself with?
(a) Theory of civic dispute.
(b) Theory of civic virtue.
(c) Theory of friendship.
(d) Theory of happiness.

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

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

5. According to Cicero, how was the Stoics view counter-intuitive?
(a) It denounces relationship importance.
(b) It denounces material importance.
(c) It contradicts Cicero's opinions.
(d) This view suggests one can be happy with no external or bodily goods.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the introduction, who did Cicero criticize?

2. How does Cicero perceive philosophy under tyranny rule?

3. What did Cicero believe humans cannot find peace without?

4. Who did Cicero influence, according to Grant?

5. What is concluded about the achievement of moral goodness, in "Discussions at Tusculum"?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What should people look for in friend according to "Laelius: On Friendship"?

3. How do wise rulers win their subjects, according to Cicero?

4. How did Cicero feel about statesmanship?

5. What did Antonius believe is a requirement of a great orator?

6. What does Discussions at Tusculum discuss?

7. What did the Stoics believe made a happy life and did their belief mean?

8. What do great orators possess, according to "On the Orator"?

9. Describe why Cicero worried about the Roman republic.

10. Describe the willingness a friend should have, according to "Laelius: On Friendship."

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