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 is Cicero primarily known for?

2. What causes Lepidus to die?

3. Who argues against the death penalty for the conspirators who plan to kill the senators?

4. What does the younger Caesar say about Cicero years after his death?

5. How many people join Cicero's appeal to the city when he is called upon to defend the death penalty imposed on Catiline's men?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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"?

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

3. How does Caesar avoid death in his youth, and what do his dealings with the pirates display?

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

5. What causes the Egyptians to betray Pompey, how does he die, and what is Caesar's reaction?

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

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

8. How does Cicero die and how is he remembered?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Caesar's death was one of the most famous events in the history of the Roman Republic. 1) Chronicle the events leading up to Caesar's death, describing the people involved, and the warnings that Caesar receives.

2) Describe how Caesar dies and the effect it has on Rome, including the way the people react.

3) Explain about the sayings that Caesar's life and death have inspired throughout the years, detailing their meanings, how they relate to Caesar, and the way they have been used.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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