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Question 1: Cicero, ________ (1st century BC)
De LegibusRoman KingdomRoman RepublicJulius Caesar

Question 2: ________ most famously invoked auctoritas in order to depose kings and emperors and to try to establish a papal theocracy.
Pope Alexander VIPope Innocent IIICatholic ChurchPope Benedict XVI

Question 3: Auctoritas is a ________ word and is the origin of English "authority." While historically its use in English was restricted to discussions of the political history of Rome, the beginning of phenomenological philosophy in the twentieth century changed the use of the word substantially.
Roman EmpireOld LatinVulgar LatinLatin

Question 4: According to French linguist Emile Benveniste, auctor (which also gives us English "________") is derived from Latin augeĊ ("to augment").
Copy (written)EditingProofreadingAuthor

Question 5: The auctor is "is qui auget", the one who augments the act or the ________ situation of another.
Political philosophyJurisprudenceImmanuel KantJohn Rawls

Question 6: Similarly, auctoritas refers to rightful ________, based on one's having "produced" or homesteaded the article of property in question - more in the sense of "sponsored" or "acquired" than "manufactured".
Property lawOwnershipReal estatePersonal property

Question 7: In ________, Auctoritas referred to the general level of prestige a person had in Roman society, and, as a consequence, his clout, influence, and ability to rally support around his will.
Roman RepublicClassical antiquityRoman EmpireAncient Rome


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