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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 is it about Stratonice that capture's Pompey's attention?
(a) Her sense of humor.
(b) Her harp playing.
(c) Her singing voice.
(d) Her shyness.

2. What does Caesar do when his generals fear attacking the Germans?
(a) He threatens them until they agree to attack the Germans.
(b) He sends them home and leads the army himself.
(c) He leads the army against the generals instead of the Germans.
(d) He exiles them from Rome.

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

4. What age is Cicero when he is killed?
(a) Sixty Four.
(b) Fifty Four.
(c) Seventy Four.
(d) Eighty Four.

5. What do the people fear when the senate session lasts longer than normal?
(a) That Caesar has been held.
(b) That Caesar has been exiled.
(c) That Caesar has been replaced.
(d) That Caesar has been killed.

Short Answer Questions

1. What causes Pompey to be unrecognizable to a soldier, almost bringing about Pompey's death?

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

3. Where does Cicero go when he is denied entrance into Sicily?

4. Why does Caesar divorce his second wife?

5. Where is Caesar betrayed and murdered?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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"?

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

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

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

7. 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?

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

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

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

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