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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 Cicero, in "On Duties," what does he feel is more effective in inspiring confidence?
(a) Justice.
(b) Goodwill.
(c) Love.
(d) Praise.

2. What does Cicero address in his work, "On Duties"?
(a) Friendship.
(b) Political life.
(c) Happiness.
(d) Grief.

3. In "Discussions at Tusculum," what do the Stoics argue is necessary to be happy?
(a) To be morally good.
(b) To be young.
(c) To be old.
(d) To be rich.

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

5. What are neutral things considered to be, according to Cicero?
(a) Necessary to happiness.
(b) Unpreferables.
(c) Indifferents.
(d) Preferables.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Cicero believe strongly about the virtues of philosophy?

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

3. What does the Greek philosophy believe about the good life, according to "Discussions at Tusculum"?

4. According to Cicero, what will breed resentment in a ruler's subjects?

5. What does much of Cicero's writing contain, according to Grant?

Short Essay Questions

1. How was Cicero received by the public?

2. What does Discussions at Tusculum discuss?

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

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

5. How did Cicero feel about statesmanship?

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

7. Describe how Cicero perceived philosophy.

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

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

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

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