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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 the excerpt of "The Dream of Scipio" rediscovered?
(a) The Renaissance.
(b) Prior to Cicero's "On the Good Life."
(c) Post revolutionary war.
(d) The medieval period.

2. Who does Scipio greet in his dream?
(a) No one.
(b) His friend, Kind Basinissa.
(c) His grandfather.
(d) His dad.

3. What does "Laelius: On Friendship" concern itself with?
(a) What makes a friend a friend.
(b) Laelius's meditation of his legendary friendship.
(c) Cicero's concept of friendship.
(d) Laelius's idea of friendship.

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

5. What must the orator master?
(a) Art.
(b) The entire sphere of philosophy.
(c) Thought.
(d) Science.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Laelius argue about a life without friends?

2. What two types of men cannot be friends, according to Laelius?

3. What does the dialogue concern itself with in "On the Orator"?

4. What does Laelius argue against the Stoics?

5. What was oratory a part of in the ancient world, according to "On the Orator"?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to "Laelius: On Friendship," what makes the best friendship?

2. What was Laelius's attitude towards friendship?

3. What should people look for in friend according to "Laelius: On Friendship"?

4. Describe when the dialogue of "On the Orator" took place and the importance of the work.

5. What is Scipio's connection to God?

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

7. What did the Stoics believe about the death of a friend?

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

9. Why is Crassus disappointed in Antonius at the end of "On the Orator"?

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

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