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. How does Plutarch compare Caesar's military career with Marius, Sulla, and Pompey's?

2. Who supports the law to give Pompey increased powers to fight the pirates?

3. Where does Cicero go when he is denied entrance into Sicily?

4. What happens to Mithridates after Pompey defeats him?

5. What age is Pompey when he is killed?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to Pompey at Mitylene, and how does he end up going to Egypt?

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

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

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

5. What does Caesar do to build support for himself as a Roman leader after he returns from Gaul, and why is the timing significant?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Describe the civil war between Caesar and Pompey, including an analysis of all factors surrounding the events that led up to it, how it was waged, and the way that it ended. Use the entire book to provide insight on both men to explain the reasons for their parts in the war, and the overall effect it has on the future of Rome.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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