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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 happened to Curio's friend after Antony's election as augur?

2. Who nominated Cicero for the position of augur?

3. What does Cicero say might sometimes be in the advantage of a country?

4. Whom does Cicero call "brave men"?

5. What would explain Antony trying to put Cicero at odds with the Senate?

Short Essay Questions

1. To some in section eight of A Practical Code of Behavior, how is it possible to excuse wrongdoing?

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

3. What proof does Antonius use against Cicero when he tries to connect him to the murder of Caesar?

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

5. Who was left in charge of Rome during Caesar's absence, and how did that person fair?

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

7. What does Cicero argue about wrong in the third section of A Practical Code of Behavior?

8. According to Cicero in section five of A Practical Code of Behavior, what should the invisible man do?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Cicero discusses the Stoic ideal and how important it is to live consistently with nature and moral rightness by doing what nature demands. Analyze what nature demands and how doing right always brings about good. Provide examples from the book to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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