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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Plutarch compare Caesar's military career with Marius, Sulla, and Pompey's?
(a) Caesar's career was more impressive than Marius and Sulla, but equal to Pompey.
(b) Caesar's career was more impressive than all of them.
(c) Caesar's career was more impressive than Marius, but equal to Sulla and Pompey.
(d) Caesar's career was more impressive than Pompey's, but equal to Marius and Sulla.

2. How is Pompey mentioned in Sulla's will?
(a) He is awarded a small part of Sulla's possessions.
(b) He is not mentioned.
(c) He is mentioned only briefly as a friend.
(d) He is awarded half of Sulla's possessions.

3. Along with the dowry from his wife, what helps Cicero maintain his modest lifestyle?
(a) Money from the council officials who appreciate his work.
(b) A small inheritance.
(c) Money from people who appreciate his work.
(d) A large inheritance.

4. What does Terentia, Cicero's wife, do to cause their divorce?
(a) She is exiled from the city for her associations.
(b) She has an affair.
(c) She tries to have Cicero arrested.
(d) She takes the valuables from his house.

5. Who gives Pompey the nickname, "The Great"?
(a) Sulla.
(b) Marius.
(c) Caesar.
(d) Cinna.

6. What happens when young Caesar arrives in Rome?
(a) Cicero initially tries to stop his plans for power.
(b) Cicero initially ignores him.
(c) Cicero initially plans to move from Rome to avoid him.
(d) Cicero initially befriends him.

7. What does Cicero take the time to learn about everyone he meets?
(a) Their profession.
(b) Their name.
(c) Their background.
(d) Their financial situation.

8. How educated is Cicero?
(a) He is very educated.
(b) He is educated a little.
(c) He is not educated at all.
(d) His has an average education.

9. What happens when Caesar and Pompey finally battle each other?
(a) Caesar thoroughly defeats Pompey.
(b) Caesar narrowly defeats Pompey.
(c) The two agree to a draw after a long battle.
(d) Pompey refuses to fight Caesar.

10. Whom does the young Caesar eventually take on as his colleague?
(a) Cicero's grandson.
(b) Cicero's son.
(c) Cicero's best friend.
(d) Cicero's protégé.

11. What do some people fear after appointing Caesar the dictator of Rome for life?
(a) That he will lose the influence he has.
(b) That he will not accept the title.
(c) That there will be an attempt on his life.
(d) That he will not stay in Rome.

12. What does Cicero's name mean?
(a) Circle.
(b) Chick pea.
(c) Chicken.
(d) Chivalrous.

13. What reason does Considius give for his general lack of fear?
(a) His influence.
(b) His knowledge.
(c) His previous accomplishments.
(d) His age.

14. What does Caesar do that many disagree with after his aunt, Julia, dies?
(a) He works to change the laws about burials.
(b) He shows images of Julia.
(c) He shows images of Marius.
(d) He works to return Marius from exile.

15. What does Pompey do with Sertorius's letters after his death?
(a) Throws them into the sea after reading them.
(b) Burns them without reading them.
(c) Throws them into the sea without reading them.
(d) Burns them after reading them.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose presence helps Pompey defeat Sertorius?

2. Whose dream warns Caesar of his fate?

3. What does Cinna's disappearance lead some to believe?

4. Why does Caesar divorce his second wife?

5. Why does Bibulus shut himself in his house at the end of his consul term?

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