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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. What would have benefited Antony had he visited Cicero's home?

2. According to Cicero, who is the best tragic poet?

3. According to Cicero, what would be the wrong thing for a merchant to do if there was knowledge of a food shortage?

4. In what spirit does Antony take a step to attack Cicero verbally?

5. What did Ulysses do to avoid military service?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Antonius blame on Cicero in an effort to discredit him?

2. What would not be blame worthy in the fourth section of A Practical Code of Behavior?

3. At the end of Attack on an Enemy of Freedom, what does Cicero say he wants for himself and Rome?

4. According to Cicero, how does Antonius display his corruption?

5. According to Cicero, what do goodness and rightness have in common, and who can see it?

6. What does Cicero argue men should not do in the third section of A Practical Code of Behavior?

7. What are Antonius' arguments against Cicero, according to Cicero?

8. How does Cicero accelerate the decline of Caesar, according to Antonius?

9. In Attack on an Enemy of Freedom, what excuse does Antonius use to justify his attack on Cicero?

10. What does Cicero lament at the start of Attack on an Enemy of Freedom?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Cicero attacks Hortensius, Verres' defense lawyer, as part of the strategy. Discuss Cicero's attack on Hortensius and analyze whether or not this attack or action was warranted. Use quotes from the book to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 2

Cicero addresses Antonius' claim that Antonius caused the Civil War. Analyze how Antonius accelerated the decline of a friendship between Caesar and Pompeius and how it may have resulted in the Civil War. Provide examples from the book to support your statements.

Essay Topic 3

Cato consoles the elderly for losing strength in old age. Cato admits that he lost strength, but he has retained some. He emphasizes how one should continue to engage in activities in order to gather strength. Analyze how one might gather strength from another and give examples to support your arguments.

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