Fall of the Roman Republic Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long does Crassus send Caesar to Gaul for?

2. What is Marius's statue made out of?

3. What is Hispania Ulterior when Marius is sent to battle the bandits there?

4. What does Marius pledge to do while addressing the assembly for his first consul?

5. What is Sulla the first Roman to do, pertaining to the Parthians?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Sulla do after taking Rome again, this time, from Telesinus?

2. What is significant about the way Pompey begins his military career?

3. What happens to Crassus's family and why does he return to Rome?

4. How does Sulla approach a possible confrontation with the younger Marius?

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

6. How does the feud between Marius and Metellus begin?

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

8. Where does the expression, "one of Marius's mules" originate?

9. What is significant about the way Sulla takes control of Rome?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Sulla makes his quest for control clear in the way he takes control of Rome.

1) Describe the events that lead up to Sulla attacking Rome and gaining control of it for the first time. Include your analysis of his actions and the motives behind them.

2) Explain what Sulla does after regaining control of Rome, how many soldiers are affected as a result, and what Sulla chooses to do with the control he gives himself.

Essay Topic 2

Describe the civil war between Caesar and Pompey, including an analysis of all factors surrounding the events that led up to it, how it was waged, and the way that it ended. Use the entire book to provide insight on both men to explain the reasons for their parts in the war, and the overall effect it has on the future of Rome.

Essay Topic 3

During the Roman Empire, marriage was used as a way to exercise control over people and situations and was looked at much differently than it is today. Write an essay describing the way the Romans, and the leaders in particular, saw marriage, and how it differs from current times. Provide examples of the way marriage was used for political purposes in the book, how each of the leaders viewed it, and why there were so many different marriages within a short period.

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