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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Although Cicero's exact reason for leaving Rome was not well known, what might have been a possibility?
(a) His writings.
(b) His health.
(c) His financial situation.
(d) His political ambitions.

2. Which part of the Forum did Everitt detail at length?
(a) Its landscape and modern replications of it.
(b) Its buildings and modern replications of it.
(c) Its landscape, buildings, and modern replications of it.
(d) Its landscape and buildings.

3. How many men that Catalina recruited began to leave after Cicero stopped the conspiracy?
(a) Ten thousand.
(b) Fourteen thousand.
(c) Eighteen thousand.
(d) Twenty thousand.

4. Based on Cicero's letters around the time of his speech about Caesar in Chapter 7, what was clear about his mood?
(a) He was not excited to be back.
(b) He was excited to be back.
(c) He was depressed.
(d) He was not depressed.

5. What did Catalina do when Cicero gave a direct speech that exposed the conspiracy?
(a) Gathered an army and confronted Cicero.
(b) Confronted Cicero and then hid.
(c) Gathered an army and hid.
(d) Nothing.

6. How far away from Rome was Cicero born?
(a) About ninety miles.
(b) About seventy miles.
(c) About fifty miles.
(d) About seven miles.

7. Which tactic did Caesar use in order to get a land reform bill passed?
(a) He bribed the Senate.
(b) He refused to attend meetings unless the bill was passed.
(c) He made several threats to the Senate.
(d) He appealed to the People.

8. When did the Plebs rebel against abuses of power?
(a) Every month.
(b) Rarely.
(c) Every year.
(d) Often.

9. After quickly listing the crimes of Verres, how did Cicero build the case in his opening statement?
(a) By asking for questions.
(b) By providing the evidence.
(c) By explaining the crimes again.
(d) By providing the evidence, explaining the crimes again, and asking for questions.

10. Who talked Cicero into exposing Clodius' false alibi at the festival?
(a) No one.
(b) Pompey.
(c) Caesar.
(d) Terentia.

11. In which country did events set Pompey and Crassus against each other?
(a) France.
(b) Spain.
(c) Gaul.
(d) Egypt.

12. How long did Cicero live in Sicily in Chapter 4?
(a) Eight years.
(b) Ten years.
(c) Five years.
(d) Three years.

13. How long did Cicero spend polishing his speeches in the beginning of his career?
(a) Days.
(b) Hours.
(c) Weeks.
(d) Minutes.

14. After hearing about Catalina's plan, what did Cicero convince the Senate to do?
(a) Postpone the elections.
(b) Arrest Catalina.
(c) Stop Catalina from leaving the city.
(d) Issue a fine.

15. According to Cicero in his speech to the Senators in Chapter 4, what did their reputation depend on?
(a) Their understanding of each crime.
(b) Their ability to convict Verres.
(c) Their willingness to hear all the evidence.
(d) Their ability to deliver a fast decision.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did the Senate become influential in the Roman government?

2. According to the Roman government, when could dictators be appointed?

3. In a deal that was eventually broken by Clodius, what did Cicero agree to do if Clodius did not launch a prosecution?

4. Which types of teachers did Cicero study with during the time he was away from Rome?

5. Who did Cicero represent in the case against Verres?

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