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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. How does Pompey plan to enter Rome after his victory in Africa?
(a) On foot, leading his soldiers.
(b) On a chariot.
(c) On horseback, leading his soldiers.
(d) Carried by his soldiers.

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

3. Why is Cicero not involved with Caesar's murder?
(a) He would rather face Caesar alone than in an unfair attack.
(b) He is afraid of Caesar.
(c) He is away at the time of the murder.
(d) The murderers do not think he will participate.

4. What does Sulla think Pompey has done with regard to his enemy, Lepidus?
(a) Alerted him to Sulla's plans.
(b) Intimidated him.
(c) Helped him become too powerful.
(d) Caused him to lose power.

5. What plan of Catiline's does Cicero stop?
(a) A plan to prevent Pompey from returning.
(b) A plan to stop the election.
(c) A plan to stop Cicero from being the praetor.
(d) A plan to keep Sulla in control.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Bibulus shut himself in his house at the end of his consul term?

2. Whose presence helps Pompey defeat Sertorius?

3. What causes Lepidus to die?

4. What leads to Mithridates' suicide?

5. What does Caesar do upon being declared the dictator of Rome?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What kind of reputation does Pompey have with regard to the way he treats enemy soldiers?

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

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

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

6. What important event does Cicero stop when he is the praetor of Rome?

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

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

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

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

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