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

2. 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.

3. What does Sulla think Pompey has done with regard to his enemy, Lepidus?
(a) Helped him become too powerful.
(b) Alerted him to Sulla's plans.
(c) Intimidated him.
(d) Caused him to lose power.

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

5. 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 thirty thousand.
(b) About twenty thousand.
(c) About five thousand.
(d) About ten thousand.

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. Who objects when Caesar attempts to use the treasury's money to fund a war?

4. Why is Cicero not involved with Caesar's murder?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Why does Cicero leave Rome after he draws the ire of Clodius, and how does he return?

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

7. What age is Pompey when he does battle with Caesar and what happens when the two first meet?

8. What part does Pompey play in the war in Africa, how does he want to be celebrated for it, and why is he given the name, "The Great"?

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

10. 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?

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