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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to Cicero in his eighteenth argument against Verres, what will change during the trial in comparison to the "old mode"?
2. What did Cicero propose to the recipient of the first letter?
3. What is the main topic of the sixteenth letter?
4. According to Cicero in his first point in Attack on Misgovernment, Against Verres I, how does Cicero see the court as being?
5. Whom is Cicero blaming for his wife's sorrow in his third letter?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Cicero tell Caesar in the twelfth letter?
2. According to Cicero, what does Verres not use to oppose him?
3. What happened in Sicily under Verres' rule?
4. Cicero professes himself to be an enemy of what men?
5. What does the ninth argument tell us about Cicero's opinion of Marcus Metellus?
6. What does Cicero complain about in the fourth letter?
7. Who wrote the eighth letter and to whom was it written?
8. Who is Cicero's contestant in the court in his tenth argument?
9. What did Hortensius tell Verres after his election to consul?
10. What concern does Cicero express in his second letter?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In the fourth letter, written to Atticus, Cicero examines the treachery of Roman leadership. He wanted to become part of an alliance, but he resisted because he hated to participate in "deification." Analyze the treachery of Roman leadership and how some leaders, such as Caesar and Pompey, were deified. Provide support from the text to support your statements.
Essay Topic 2
Cicero maintains that it is unnatural to do wrong and argues that it disrupts the body. Analyze this argument and how wrong disrupts society and one's body. Examine whether the wrong disrupts the body. Students should use examples from the text to support your discussion.
Essay Topic 3
Goodness and rightness, according to Cicero, are synonyms. However, only wisdom can see how. Determine what Cicero may consider as middle duties. Provide examples from the text to support your statements.
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