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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does Cicero go when he is denied entrance into Sicily?
(a) Milan.
(b) Sardinia.
(c) Dyrrhachium.
(d) Florence.

2. What is Pompey known for occasionally doing with captured nobles?
(a) Burning them.
(b) Beheading them.
(c) Convincing them to join his army.
(d) Allowing them to escape.

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

4. What does Cicero do after retiring from public life?
(a) He visits relatives.
(b) He entertains people with his speeches.
(c) He writes.
(d) He farms.

5. Where is Caesar betrayed and murdered?
(a) Outside of the court building.
(b) In the public square.
(c) At his house.
(d) On the senate floor.

6. Why does Pompey refuse to help Cicero face Clodius?
(a) He is obeying Caesar's order.
(b) He does not have the resources to help.
(c) He agrees with Clodius.
(d) He is holding a grudge against Cicero.

7. What does Cicero occasionally do in order to garner glory?
(a) He magnifies his achievements.
(b) He takes the stories of others as his own.
(c) He risks his life to provide stories to tell.
(d) He associates with those who have accomplished great things.

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

9. What is Caesar known for during a battle?
(a) Only allowing his men to rest for short periods of time.
(b) Facing the same dangers as his men.
(c) Ordering his men to do impossible things.
(d) Allowing his men to rest for long periods of time.

10. Where does Cicero serve as a priest before returning to Rome?
(a) Armenia.
(b) Syria.
(c) Cappadocia.
(d) Cilicia.

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

12. What causes Cicero's second divorce?
(a) His return to public office.
(b) His daughter's death.
(c) His wife's unfaithfulness.
(d) His time away from home.

13. What happens to Catiline after Cicero uncovers his plans?
(a) He is imprisoned.
(b) He is killed.
(c) He is wounded while escaping the city.
(d) He is told to leave Rome.

14. What is Cicero's reputation as praetor?
(a) He is naive and short tempered.
(b) He is fair and careful.
(c) He is presumptuous and confident.
(d) He is unfair and reckless.

15. What happens to Clodius while Cicero is away?
(a) He is prosecuted.
(b) He is killed.
(c) He is exiled.
(d) He disappears.

Short Answer Questions

1. Upon returning to Italy, how does Pompey divorce his wife before marrying Julia, Caesar's daughter?

2. What does Caesar give to the troops before returning them to Pompey?

3. What is Cicero primarily known for?

4. What city do Caesar and his men take over on their way to face Pompey?

5. Who supports the law to give Pompey increased powers to fight the pirates?

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