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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 Caesar give to the troops before returning them to Pompey?
(a) A monetary gift.
(b) Land.
(c) Food.
(d) Instructions.

2. 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.

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

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

5. What do some people fear after appointing Caesar the dictator of Rome for life?
(a) That he will not stay in Rome.
(b) That there will be an attempt on his life.
(c) That he will not accept the title.
(d) That he will lose the influence he has.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Caesar known for during a battle?

2. What does Cicero's name mean?

3. What does Sulla think Pompey has done with regard to his enemy, Lepidus?

4. How is Pompey's father, Strabo, generally considered?

5. What does Cicero work as when he first returns to Rome?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What leads to the civil war between Caesar and Pompey?

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

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

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

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 does Cicero approach young Caesar when he arrives in Rome, and what happens to cause the two to be on opposite sides?

9. 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?

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

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