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. What was unique about the Tuetones and the Cimbri?

2. What prompts Marius to pursue greater ambitions after his first military service?

3. How many children did Sulla have altogether?

4. Who is credited with ending the war in Africa?

5. Who is leading the enemy troops as Sulla and his men near Rome?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Caesar affect the political career of Crassus?

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

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

4. What happens to Crassus's son?

5. How does the civil war between Marius and Sulla start, and what is the result of it?

6. What questionable things does Marius do during his sixth term as consul?

7. What is Crassus's plan to escape from the Parthians?

8. What is interesting about the way Marius first tries to stand for the aedileship?

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

10. What happens between Crassus and the Spartans that shows his view of war?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

"Fall of the Roman Republic" is regarded as one of the most comprehensive accounts of the lives of some of the most significant Roman leaders. Describe five things that you learned from reading the book and why you think they are relevant to either the Roman Republic, or current times. As well, which characters and events do you think had the most impact on the Romans in general and why?

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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