Fall of the Roman Republic Test | Final 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 does Caesar use to build support for himself as a Roman leader?

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

3. Where is Caesar betrayed and murdered?

4. How is Pompey perceived throughout much of his life?

5. What happens when Caesar and Pompey finally battle each other?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What are some of the omens that Plutarch discusses leading up to Caesar's death?

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

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

6. 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?

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

8. How does the rivalry between Cicero and Clodius begin?

9. What part does Pompey play in the war in Africa, how does he want to be celebrated for it, and why is he given the name, "The Great"?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the period where the political careers of Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus all intersected, the reasons for it, which ones were the most influential, and the effect it had on each of the three.

Essay Topic 2

Write an in depth essay about Crassus's personality traits, focusing on his main vice, avarice. Use examples and events to explain how his pension for greed affected both his political and military career.

Essay Topic 3

Marius displays his constant resolve in a variety of different ways throughout his life.

1) Explain how Marius loses two political battles in one day, and why the way he handles each of them is important.

2) Describe the way Marius views his involvement in the wars that he fights, how he chooses to train himself and his troops, and explain the origin of the saying, "one of Marius's mules."

3) Describe at least two other examples of how Marius shows his resolve or the inability to accept defeat, and why that is a significant part of his life.

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