On the Good Life Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "The Dream of Scipio," how many spheres is the universe made up of?

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

3. What is "On the Orator" considered to be in comparison to the rest of "On the Good Life"?

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

5. What does God want Scipio to do, in "The Dream of Scipio"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the power of the orator in battle, to the power of a weapon in battle. Explain how the orator is most effective in holding control in a battle.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the Greek's philosophy to the Stoic's philosophy on what makes a good and happy life.

Essay Topic 3

Analyze and discuss how the role of Africanus in Chapter 3: Laelius: On Friendship and Chapter 5: The Dream of Scipio are both similar and yet different. Discuss how the role of Africanus is different from the other characters in each chapter of "On The Good Life."

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