Fall of the Roman Republic Test | 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 often does Vibius send food to Crassus after learning of his escape from Rome?

2. What does Valeria pluck from Sulla's toga before they are eventually married?

3. Whom does Marius face during his first military service?

4. How does Caesar describe the results of Sulla's second bid for praetorship?

5. Where does Crassus remain briefly after his stay at Malaca?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Sulla rule over Rome for the second time?

4. How does Marius's first military experience inspire him to pursue greater accomplishments?

5. What is interesting about Sulla's funeral and the inscription on his burial stone?

6. How does Sulla attempt to interfere with Pompey the Great's life?

7. What kinds of omens does Crassus receive on his way to Syria and how does he respond to them?

8. What happens to Crassus's son?

9. What happens to Sulla's wife, Metella, and what does Sulla do?

10. How does Crassus originally face the Parthians?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Caesar is known for having an impact on Rome from a very early age. Describe his youth and the events that lead up to his return to Rome, including an analysis of his capture by Sulla's men and the pirates. Also, explain why these situations and how Caesar handles them are a sign of the way he eventually approaches later conflicts in his life.

Essay Topic 2

Pompey is mainly known for his military career, but he also entered the political arena. Analyze both his military and political experiences, how they contrasted each other, and which one had the most impact on Rome. Also, include a detailed explanation of why Pompey was so highly regarded for the way he handled himself during the military battles he was involved with.

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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