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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 Pompey do with Sertorius's letters after his death?
(a) Throws them into the sea after reading them.
(b) Burns them after reading them.
(c) Burns them without reading them.
(d) Throws them into the sea without reading them.

2. What happens when young Caesar arrives in Rome?
(a) Cicero initially befriends him.
(b) Cicero initially plans to move from Rome to avoid him.
(c) Cicero initially ignores him.
(d) Cicero initially tries to stop his plans for power.

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

4. How many men does Caesar have when he returns to free Cicero from the siege of a Gaul uprising?
(a) Seven thousand.
(b) Three thousand.
(c) Nine thousand.
(d) Five thousand.

5. What does Caesar do on his way back to Rome?
(a) Trains an army.
(b) Meets his first wife.
(c) Studies.
(d) Trains himself to be in an army.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Caesar do when he is captured by Sulla's men?

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

3. What does Caesar use to build support for himself as a Roman leader?

4. What reason does Considius give for his general lack of fear?

5. Where is Cicero's country estate located?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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