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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. Who argues against the death penalty for the conspirators who plan to kill the senators?
(a) Metellus.
(b) Caesar.
(c) Marius.
(d) Pompey.

2. What causes Lepidus to die?
(a) He commits suicide.
(b) A letter detailing his wife's unfaithfulness.
(c) Illness.
(d) Pompey kills him.

3. How is Pompey's father, Strabo, generally considered?
(a) He is feared.
(b) He is envied.
(c) He is hated.
(d) He is liked.

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

5. 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 there will be an attempt on his life.
(c) That he will not accept the title.
(d) That he will not stay in Rome.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Cicero occasionally do in order to garner glory?

2. What does Caesar do when his first wife dies, endearing him to the people?

3. What does Terentia, Cicero's wife, do to cause their divorce?

4. What does Caesar do that many disagree with after his aunt, Julia, dies?

5. What age is Cicero when he is killed?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to Pompey at Mitylene, and how does he end up going to Egypt?

2. What does Caesar do to build support for himself as a Roman leader after he returns from Gaul, and why is the timing significant?

3. What is it about Caesar's actions that cause him to lose support from the people, and how does he become a dictator for life?

4. What is the contrast between Caesar's troops and Pompey's troops, and how does that affect the outcome of their war?

5. What is interesting about how the battle between Pompey and Sertorius ends, and Pompey's decision afterward?

6. How does the rivalry between Cicero and Clodius begin?

7. How does Pompey's reputation contrast with his father's?

8. How does Caesar avoid death in his youth, and what do his dealings with the pirates display?

9. What is significant about the way Pompey begins his military career?

10. How does Caesar die and why has the event become so famous?

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