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

2. Which medieval thinker admired Cicero, according to Grant?
(a) Dante.
(b) Aquinas.
(c) Plutarch.
(d) Petrarch.

3. What is concluded about the achievement of moral goodness, in "Discussions at Tusculum"?
(a) It is indifferent to happiness.
(b) It is necessary.
(c) It is the only way to achieve happiness.
(d) It is unessecary.

4. Who is the discussion between, in "Discussions at Tusculum"?
(a) Cicero and Dante.
(b) Cicero and a friend.
(c) Cicero and his dad.
(d) Cicero and Caesar.

5. According to Cicero, what will breed resentment in a ruler's subjects?
(a) Dishonor.
(b) Unjust behavior.
(c) Theft.
(d) Power.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are external 'bads' considered to be, according to Cicero?

2. According to the introduction, what was Cicero considered to be?

3. What are the series of arguments about in "On Duties"?

4. Who was Dionysius?

5. What is "Discussions at Tusculum" about?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What was Cicero's opinion of Caesar?

5. How was Cicero received by the public?

6. What are the intellectual goods that bring happiness, according to "Discussions at Tusculum"?

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

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

9. What did the Greeks believe made a happy life?

10. Describe Cicero's philosophy.

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