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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. When was Cicero's essay "Laelius: On Friendship" written?
(a) Before Caesar's assasination.
(b) After Caesar's assasination.
(c) After his divorce.
(d) After his daughter's death.

2. Who was Laelius friends with?
(a) Scipio Africa.
(b) Cicero.
(c) Scipio Africanus.
(d) Dante.

3. What does "The Dream of Scipio" suggest about virtuous people?
(a) Only they can see their loved ones in heaven.
(b) They are given eternal love.
(c) Only they are exempt from hell.
(d) Only they are given eteral life.

4. According to Laelius, how is friendship formed?
(a) Through food.
(b) Through thought.
(c) Through desire.
(d) Through love.

5. Why is friendship more potent that kinship, according to Laelius ?
(a) Kinship is unnatural.
(b) Kinship is forced.
(c) Kinship does not imply a non-physical bond.
(d) Friendship is natural.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long does friendship last in accordance with what Laelius connects friendship to?

2. What do the orbits of the planets produce, in "The Dream of Scipio"?

3. How does Antonius feel the orator should approach speech?

4. What does Crassus argue great orators cannot restrict themselves to?

5. What does Africanus encourage Scipio to learn in his dream?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the purpose of the spheres of the planets, in "The Dream of Scipio"?

2. According to "On the Orator," how should great orators approach a speech?

3. Compare an earth year to a cosmic year.

4. What happens as the dream opens, in "The Dream of Scipio"?

5. What is the difference between kinship and friendship?

6. Describe the length and history of "The Dream of Scipio."

7. Describe how the orator is powerful in battle, as described in "On the Orator."

8. What is Scipio's connection to God?

9. Describe what "The Dream of Scipio" illustrates in relation to philosophy.

10. Describe what sharing does in relation to friendship, according to "Laelius: On Friendship" .

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