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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. In the fifteenth letter, how does Cicero qualify the state of the country?

2. Whose speech does Cicero go and listen to according to the twenty-first letter?

3. According to Cicero in his first point in Attack on Misgovernment, Against Verres I, how does Cicero see the court as being?

4. What is Cicero expressing concern for in his third letter?

5. Marcus Atilius was convicted of ___________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Cicero's contestant in the court in his tenth argument?

2. What did Cicero learn from trustworthy sources concerning his candidacy to aedile, according to his eighth argument?

3. According to Cicero in his ninth argument, who tried to interfere with the trial and how?

4. Cicero professes himself to be an enemy of what men?

5. What happened in Sicily under Verres' rule?

6. What concern does Cicero express in his second letter?

7. What are the names of Cicero's wife and children?

8. What does the ninth argument tell us about Cicero's opinion of Marcus Metellus?

9. According to Cicero, what does Verres not use to oppose him?

10. What did Hortensius tell Verres after his election to consul?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Cato focuses on the pleasures of age, including liberation from youthful pleasures like sensual greed. Examine the benefits and drawbacks to such liberation and how old age may bring pleasure to one's life. Provide textual support for 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

Antonius gives a speech to blame Cicero for the problems in Rome, such as Clodius' murder, the Civil War, and Caesar's assassination. Analyze Cicero's responses to the accusations made against him and discuss whether his counter arguments are valid. Give examples from the text to support your discussion.

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