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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 do to the pirates when he eventually captures them?
(a) Forces them to do manual labor for him.
(b) Orders their deaths.
(c) Releases them after proving his point.
(d) Acquires his ransom back.

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

3. Where does Cicero go when he is denied entrance into Sicily?
(a) Milan.
(b) Dyrrhachium.
(c) Florence.
(d) Sardinia.

4. What does Caesar do for Cleopatra?
(a) He offers to relocate her to Rome.
(b) He gives her many rare jewels before leaving.
(c) He arranges for her to take the throne with her brother.
(d) He gives her a small fortune.

5. Whom does the young Caesar eventually take on as his colleague?
(a) Cicero's protégé.
(b) Cicero's best friend.
(c) Cicero's son.
(d) Cicero's grandson.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who argues against the death penalty for the conspirators who plan to kill the senators?

2. What does Pompey do after defeating the revolt, led by Brutus?

3. Where is Caesar betrayed and murdered?

4. What does Caesar do on his way back to Rome?

5. What happens to Catiline after Cicero uncovers his plans?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

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

5. What actions does Caesar make following the deaths of his aunt and wife that endear him to the people of Rome?

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

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

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

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

10. What is the contrast between Caesar's troops and Pompey's troops, and how does that affect the outcome of their war?

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