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

2. Who does Laelius argue needs friends the most?
(a) Those that are dependant.
(b) Those that are lonely.
(c) Those that are shy.
(d) Those that are weak.

3. What does Laelius argue about a life without friends?
(a) It is unfulfilled.
(b) It is lonely.
(c) It is simple and peaceful.
(d) It is not worth living.

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

5. Where must Scipio's soul return, according to his dream?
(a) Earth.
(b) The afterlife.
(c) His planet.
(d) His country.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of writing style is "Laelius: On Friendship" written in?

2. What do true friends not enjoy doing, according to Laelius?

3. What is "On the Orator" considered in Latin?

4. What is Cicero known as, according to "On the Orator"?

5. Whose fate lies in the hands of Scipio, according to "The Dream of Scipio"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Compare an earth year to a cosmic year.

2. What was Laelius's attitude towards friendship?

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

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

5. When was "Laelius: On Friendship" written?

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

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

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

9. What did Antonius believe is a requirement of a great orator?

10. What is Scipio's connection to God?

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