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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 Crassus argue that Antonius agrees with?
(a) That Cicero is the best orator.
(b) That there is no need for oratory.
(c) That there is no one art for oratory.
(d) That Cicero lacks techinique in oratory.

2. Who reveals the structure of the universe to Scipio?
(a) His grandmother.
(b) The elder Scipio.
(c) Cicero.
(d) His grandfather.

3. According to "On the Orator," who thought about the skill of oratory and rhetoric?
(a) Greek and Roman leaders.
(b) Great Greek and Roman thinkers.
(c) Roman Catholics.
(d) Greek leaders.

4. What do Rufus and Crassus need to become good orators?
(a) To study under each of them.
(b) Enthusiasm and training.
(c) To practice.
(d) To study and research.

5. Whom does Cicero note the art of oratory is possessed by?
(a) Only a few.
(b) All rulers.
(c) He alone.
(d) He and his friend.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Scipio mesmerized by the sight of?

2. Where does "The Dream of Scipio" begin?

3. According to "Laelius: On Friendship," what makes friendship possible?

4. In "The Dream of Scipio," where does God exist in the universe?

5. What does Africanus argue about God, in "The Dream of Scipio"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the universe made up of, according to "The Dream of Scipio"?

2. What does Africanus tell Scipio about his future?

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

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

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

6. What is the greatest danger of a friendship, according to "Laelius: On Friendship"?

7. Describe what the orator must do when giving a speech.

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

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

10. What was oratory considered in the ancient world?

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