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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 Terentia, Cicero's wife, do to cause their divorce?
2. How is Pompey mentioned in Sulla's will?
3. What does Cicero take the time to learn about everyone he meets?
4. What does Sulla think Pompey has done with regard to his enemy, Lepidus?
5. Why does Sulla consider putting Caesar to death at such a young age?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Pompey's reputation contrast with his father's?
2. Why does Cicero retire from public life, and what do his plans include at this point in his life?
3. Why does Cicero leave Rome after he draws the ire of Clodius, and how does he return?
4. How does Cicero approach young Caesar when he arrives in Rome, and what happens to cause the two to be on opposite sides?
5. What causes the Egyptians to betray Pompey, how does he die, and what is Caesar's reaction?
6. What kind of reputation does Pompey have with regard to the way he treats enemy soldiers?
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. How does Pompey face criticism for pursuing Caesar and what happens when the two meet for the final time?
9. What is the dilemma Cicero faces upon discovering the plan by Catiline's forces that remain in Rome?
10. What does Cicero's name mean, why was he given it, and how does his response to it indicate his sense of humor?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Cicero makes an important decision while serving his office that has an unintended effect on his status in Rome.
1) Analyze the decision Cicero has to make concerning the death penalty for Catiline's men who remain in Rome and are planning to destroy the city. Explain both sides of the issue, why Cicero is hesitant to make the decision, and what factors he considers.
2) Describe the political fallout from Cicero's decision, his feud with Clodius, and how the decision is used against Cicero to cause his departure from Rome.
3) Explain the events that take place while Cicero is away from Rome and what ultimately causes his return.
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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