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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens to Mithridates after Pompey defeats him?
(a) Mithridates attacks Pompey.
(b) Mithridates escapes.
(c) Mithridates pleads for his life.
(d) Mithridates joins Pompey's army.

2. Upon returning to Italy, how does Pompey divorce his wife before marrying Julia, Caesar's daughter?
(a) Through a letter.
(b) Through a messenger.
(c) He tells her publicly.
(d) He tells her in private.

3. Which city does Pompey help rebuild on his way home to Rome?
(a) Nikaia.
(b) Athens.
(c) Peristeri.
(d) Pireas.

4. Why is Cicero not involved with Caesar's murder?
(a) The murderers do not think he will participate.
(b) He would rather face Caesar alone than in an unfair attack.
(c) He is afraid of Caesar.
(d) He is away at the time of the murder.

5. How does Vergentorix, the commander of the Gaul forces, surrender?
(a) He writes to Caesar, informing him of the surrender.
(b) He sends a messenger to tell Caesar his location.
(c) He rides to Caesar holding a white flag.
(d) He sits at Caesar's feet, waiting to be arrested.

6. What age is Pompey when he is killed?
(a) Fifty five.
(b) Sixty five.
(c) Fifty.
(d) Sixty.

7. When does Cicero return to Rome?
(a) Two days after the civil war.
(b) On the day after the civil war.
(c) Two days before the civil war.
(d) On the eve of the civil war.

8. Why does Sulla consider putting Caesar to death at such a young age?
(a) He sees the potential for Caesar to rule Rome.
(b) He is following the advice of his advisers.
(c) Caesar has already humiliated him in public.
(d) Caesar is the son of one of his rivals.

9. What leads to Mithridates' suicide?
(a) His own men's betrayal.
(b) His fear of Pompey.
(c) His fear of Caesar.
(d) His son's treachery.

10. Where is Pompey living before joining Sulla's military effort?
(a) Umbria.
(b) Cortona.
(c) Gallicus.
(d) Picenum.

11. Whom does Caesar pit the people against when he is in office?
(a) Crassus.
(b) The military.
(c) Pompey.
(d) The nobles.

12. How many people join Cicero's appeal to the city when he is called upon to defend the death penalty imposed on Catiline's men?
(a) About twenty thousand.
(b) About ten thousand.
(c) About five thousand.
(d) About thirty thousand.

13. Why does Caesar divorce his second wife?
(a) He is accused of having an affair.
(b) She disagrees with his political ambitions.
(c) She is accused of having an affair.
(d) He does not have the time to sustain the marriage.

14. Why does Pompey want to avoid fighting Caesar?
(a) Bad omens.
(b) Bad weather.
(c) He has less troops than Caesar.
(d) He is afraid of Caesar.

15. How is Sertorius killed?
(a) He is killed by Pompey.
(b) He is killed by Marius.
(c) He is assassinated by his own men.
(d) He is killed by Caesar.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Plutarch compare Caesar's military career with Marius, Sulla, and Pompey's?

2. What does Pompey do for Stratonice's father?

3. What happens to Catiline after Cicero uncovers his plans?

4. How long does it take Pompey to win the war in Africa?

5. What is it about Stratonice that capture's Pompey's attention?

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