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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 did Cicero argue is the cure for misfortune?
(a) Frienship.
(b) Philosophy.
(c) Love.
(d) Psychology.

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

3. According to the introduction, how did Pope Gregory I respond to Cicero's work?
(a) He gave him high praise.
(b) He burned them.
(c) He refused to ackowledge his writings.
(d) He banned his work for centuries.

4. In "On Duties," how will rulers win goodwill?
(a) With self restraint and self denial.
(b) With wealth.
(c) With power and compassion.
(d) With truthfulness.

5. What did Stoics still think was preferable even if it did not add to happiness?
(a) Love.
(b) Relationships.
(c) Virtues.
(d) External achievement.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to "Discussions at Tusculum," what did all Greek schools of philosophy agree on?

2. What did Cicero believe the result would be if happiness was only achieved by certain goods?

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

4. What are external goods always at risk of, according to Cicero?

5. How does Cicero describe what philosophy's method does in "Discussions at Tusculum"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How did Cicero feel about statesmanship?

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

5. When did Cicero write most of his works?

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

7. How was Cicero received by the public?

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

9. What did the Epicureans believe happiness was?

10. Describe why Cicero worried about the Roman republic.

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