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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 does the younger Caesar say about Cicero years after his death?
(a) He was a learned man.
(b) He was an honest man.
(c) He was a brave man.
(d) He was a traveled man.

2. What is Cicero primarily known for?
(a) Being married into a noteworthy family.
(b) Being an orator and a poet.
(c) Being in the military.
(d) Being an ally to all of Rome's consuls.

3. What does Pompey do after defeating the revolt, led by Brutus?
(a) He imprisons Brutus.
(b) He lets Brutus go.
(c) He exiles Brutus from Rome.
(d) He kills Brutus.

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

5. Whom does Clodius ask for help when he is planning his attack on Cicero?
(a) Caesar.
(b) Pompey.
(c) Catiline.
(d) Metellus.

Short Answer Questions

1. What plan of Catiline's does Cicero stop?

2. Whom does Caesar pit the people against when he is in office?

3. What do some people fear after appointing Caesar the dictator of Rome for life?

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

5. How does Vergentorix, the commander of the Gaul forces, surrender?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some of the omens that Plutarch discusses leading up to Caesar's death?

2. What is Cicero's educational background and how does it contribute to the decisions made early in his career?

3. How does Cicero die and how is he remembered?

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

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

6. What does Cicero's name mean, why was he given it, and how does his response to it indicate his sense of humor?

7. How do the people show their support for Caesar when he enters politics and what does Cato do to try to lessen Caesar's popularity at that time?

8. How do the differences between Caesar and Pompey lead to Caesar becoming the dictator of Rome, and what does he do with the position?

9. How does Plutarch feel about Caesar's military accomplishments and why?

10. How does Pompey face criticism for pursuing Caesar and what happens when the two meet for the final time?

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