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 Sulla think Pompey has done with regard to his enemy, Lepidus?

2. What does Clodius unsuccessfully attempt to do while Cicero is away?

3. Why does Sulla consider putting Caesar to death at such a young age?

4. Who pays Caesar's debt when he is stopped on his way to Spain?

5. What does Cicero do after retiring from public life?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the people show their support for Caesar when he enters politics and what does Cato do to try to lessen Caesar's popularity at that time?

2. How does Caesar die and why has the event become so famous?

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

4. How does Pompey's reputation contrast with his father's?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the war between Marius and Metellus, chronicling how it begins, the reasons why it becomes so intense, and the effect its ending has on Marius's career as a Roman leader.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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