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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 is Pompey perceived throughout much of his life?
2. What does Caesar do that many disagree with after his aunt, Julia, dies?
3. Who objects when Caesar attempts to use the treasury's money to fund a war?
4. What does the younger Caesar say about Cicero years after his death?
5. What does Caesar do when his generals fear attacking the Germans?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Plutarch feel about Caesar's military accomplishments and why?
2. What personal problems does Cicero encounter after he retires from public life?
3. How does Pompey face criticism for pursuing Caesar and what happens when the two meet for the final time?
4. How does Cicero die and how is he remembered?
5. What leads to the civil war between Caesar and Pompey?
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 does Caesar do to build support for himself as a Roman leader after he returns from Gaul, and why is the timing significant?
8. What actions does Caesar make following the deaths of his aunt and wife that endear him to the people of Rome?
9. How does Caesar die and why has the event become so famous?
10. What happens to Pompey at Mitylene, and how does he end up going to Egypt?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Plutarch uses the comparisons of other figures to illustrate the character of the Roman leaders that he describes in "Fall of the Roman Republic". For each of the following, explain the comparison made by Plutarch, what it displays for each figure, and what it adds to the biography of that specific Roman leader.
1) Marius and Plato.
2) Sulla and Lysander.
3) Crassus and Nicias.
4) Pompey and Agesilaus.
5) Cicero and Demosthenes.
6) Caesar and Marius.
Essay Topic 3
Describe the war between Cicero and Catiline, why it starts, how Cicero becomes involved in it, and the way Catiline is dealt with. Explain Cicero's involvement and actions in detail along with why he has the ability to stop Catiline and his plans.
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