On the Good Life Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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

2. What is the length like of "Dream of Scipio"?

3. What does Laelius argue against the Stoics?

4. When was Laelius born in relation to when Cicero wrote "Laelius: On Friendship"?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Analyze and explain the effectiveness and purpose of the writing style of On the Orator. Discuss how this writing style is supportive of the subject being discussed.

Essay Topic 2

Explain and discuss the paradox of pleasure and pain that comes from having friendship, according to Laelius: On Friendship. Discuss how both pain and pleasure are unavoidable in friendship.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the differences of Crassus' and Scaevola's opinion of what they believe makes a good orator. Explain how Scaevola disproves Crassus' opinion.

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