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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 traveled man.
(b) He was a learned man.
(c) He was an honest man.
(d) He was a brave man.

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

3. What reason does Considius give for his general lack of fear?
(a) His age.
(b) His influence.
(c) His previous accomplishments.
(d) His knowledge.

4. What causes Cicero's second divorce?
(a) His return to public office.
(b) His time away from home.
(c) His wife's unfaithfulness.
(d) His daughter's death.

5. How does Vergentorix, the commander of the Gaul forces, surrender?
(a) He sits at Caesar's feet, waiting to be arrested.
(b) He writes to Caesar, informing him of the surrender.
(c) He sends a messenger to tell Caesar his location.
(d) He rides to Caesar holding a white flag.

Short Answer Questions

1. How is Pompey mentioned in Sulla's will?

2. What does Clodius unsuccessfully attempt to do while Cicero is away?

3. What does Cinna's disappearance lead some to believe?

4. How is Pompey perceived throughout much of his life?

5. Whom does Clodius ask for help when he is planning his attack on Cicero?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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"?

3. What is the dilemma Cicero faces upon discovering the plan by Catiline's forces that remain in Rome?

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

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

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. What personal problems does Cicero encounter after he retires from public life?

8. Why does Cicero retire from public life, and what do his plans include at this point in his life?

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

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

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