Letters from a Stoic Epistulae Morales Ad Lucilium Test | Final Test - Easy

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Letters from a Stoic Epistulae Morales Ad Lucilium Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Letter LXXXIII, whose logic does Seneca question?
(a) Plato's.
(b) Aristotle's.
(c) Zeno's.
(d) Sappho's.

2. According to Seneca in Letter LXXXVIII, what should man strive to become?
(a) A good man.
(b) A religious man.
(c) A learned man.
(d) A pleasant man.

3. According to Stoic thought, what is the formless substance with "unlimited potential?"
(a) Mass.
(b) Matter.
(c) Cause.
(d) Reason.

4. Why does Seneca say he considered suicide once?
(a) He felt worthless.
(b) Out of consideration for his parents.
(c) He didn't feel loved or needed by society.
(d) To escape his illness.

5. What does Seneca say is the greatest of all arts?
(a) Painting.
(b) Sculpting.
(c) Wisdom.
(d) Religion.

6. What is duty that Seneca states all men are bound to eventually carry out?
(a) Public service.
(b) Taxes.
(c) Death.
(d) Civic responsiblity.

7. In his example of suffering for the sake of knowledge, who does Seneca say was executed for blasphemy?
(a) Claudius.
(b) Homer.
(c) Plato.
(d) Socrates.

8. Whose first instinct is it to incorporate wisdom into his life and actions?
(a) The priest.
(b) The literary scholar.
(c) The teacher.
(d) The philosopher.

9. Who is Scipio?
(a) His student.
(b) Seneca's arch enemy.
(c) A renowned Roman general.
(d) Another Roman philosopher.

10. What creates certain habits of study and thought which are actually useful?
(a) Liberal arts.
(b) Business studies.
(c) Fine arts.
(d) Sciences.

11. To whom will a person who is well-acquainted with poetry or history often be impressive?
(a) To the royalty.
(b) To himself only.
(c) To the small-minded masses.
(d) To the entire public.

12. What happens to Seneca's work ethic and studies once he moves to the country?
(a) They improve.
(b) He stops all together.
(c) He studies less, but says it really isn't distraction since he is focusing on nature.
(d) He finds himself distracted by nature.

13. Who especially does Seneca consider when he makes his move to the country?
(a) Himself.
(b) His wife.
(c) His mother.
(d) His father.

14. According to Letter LXXXVIII, how important is the knowledge of the liberal arts to Stoicism?
(a) Very important.
(b) More important than even religion.
(c) Not at all.
(d) Vital - can't understand Stoicism without a full liberal arts background.

15. For Stoics, what are two basic elements found in any object?
(a) Weight and size.
(b) Mass and reason.
(c) Sound and fury.
(d) Matter and cause.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to his criticism in Letter CVIII, what does Seneca say literary scholars do with philosophical theories?

2. What does Seneca consider to be the gift of gods?

3. When does Seneca say that men that began to claim pieces of land as their property?

4. According to Seneca, what is death?

5. What tends to either not last very long or to at least have periods of subsidence?

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