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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Cicero speak against in his Philippics?
(a) A compromise with Antony.
(b) Another war.
(c) Another election.
(d) A set of laws against Antony.

2. How did Caesar react to Pompey's murder?
(a) He wrote a letter.
(b) He kept silent.
(c) He cried.
(d) He screamed.

3. Who did Cicero explain all of the details to in the fourth Philippic?
(a) The courts.
(b) The people.
(c) The entire Senate.
(d) A few senators.

4. Which invaluable service did Cicero do while writing philosophy?
(a) He translated the major ideas from Greek philosophy into Latin.
(b) He translated a few ideas from Greek philosophy into Italian.
(c) He translated a few ideas from Greek philosophy into Latin.
(d) He translated the major ideas from Greek philosophy into Italian.

5. Which month was Cicero's book about oratory released?
(a) June.
(b) December.
(c) November.
(d) February.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Antony begin to lose power to Octavian?

2. What type of campaign did Cicero lead while governing Cicilia?

3. What did the conspirators do in order to diminish the seriousness of genuine support for Caesar?

4. How did the opposition to Caesar act when Pompey abandoned Rome?

5. What was Cicero's reputation when he began writing about politics?

Short Essay Questions

1. How was Caesar assassinated?

2. How did Cicero respond to the personal events he endured in 46 B.C.?

3. Why did Cicero disappear from public view for a year in Chapter 10?

4. How did Cicero view the pending feud between Caesar and Pompey while getting ready to return to Rome in 50 B.C.?

5. How did the conflict between Caesar and Pompey begin?

6. Why did Cicero leave Rome in Chapter 14?

7. How did Cicero begin his writing in 55 B.C.?

8. How did Pompey ask for Cicero's help against Caesar in Chapter 10?

9. How was Cicero victorious over Antony?

10. What unwavering qualities are the most remembered about Cicero?

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