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Multiple Choice Questions

1. On which holiday does this novel begin?
(a) Easter.
(b) New Year's Day.
(c) Christmas.
(d) Passover.

2. What complications does Julia experience as she gives birth?
(a) A great deal of bleeding.
(b) She dies during childbirth.
(c) The baby is born dead.
(d) She becomes unconscious.

3. What does Marius plan to bypass to have Metellus deposed as leader of the army in Africa?
(a) Senate.
(b) Army.
(c) Quaestor.
(d) Consul.

4. What would the pletariat be able to get for enlisting?
(a) Support.
(b) Pay.
(c) Land.
(d) Status.

5. Which of the Roman senators is particularly wary of Jugurtha?
(a) Sullus.
(b) Albinus.
(c) Rufus.
(d) Marius.

6. At which temple are the Romans gathered?
(a) Jupiter.
(b) Zeus.
(c) Mars.
(d) Hera.

7. Who is Gauda?
(a) The man who claims to be the rightful king.
(b) Marius's sponsor for a senate seat.
(c) Jugurtha's regent.
(d) The man who betrayed Jugurtha.

8. Who does Marius decide he will marry?
(a) Julia.
(b) Julilla.
(c) Juliet.
(d) Julian.

9. How many legions of new soldiers does Marius hope to raise?
(a) 4.
(b) 8.
(c) 6.
(d) 2.

10. Where is Marius as chapter three opens?
(a) Rome.
(b) Bavaria.
(c) Germany.
(d) Africa.

11. What happens to Clitumna after Nicopolis dies?
(a) She falls in love with Sulla.
(b) She becomes closer to Julilia.
(c) She tells Gais Caesar that she thinks Nicopolis was murdered.
(d) She becomes very depressed.

12. What is Marius's current position in the army?
(a) Spy searching for Jugurtha.
(b) Leader of a legion.
(c) Aide to Metellus's young son.
(d) Troop commander.

13. How do the senators respond to Marius's speech?
(a) They argue with him vehemently.
(b) They ignore him.
(c) They threaten to impeach him.
(d) They ask him to clarify his plans.

14. What does Marius indicate the loss of life has impeded?
(a) The ability to fulfill the conscript of forces.
(b) The ability to protect the city.
(c) The ability to keep well trained forces.
(d) The ability to defeat their enemies.

15. What is another name for the pletariat?
(a) The Few.
(b) The Man.
(c) Citizens.
(d) Head-count.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Gaius Julius Caesar concerned about his daughter giving birth?

2. How are Marius and Gaius Julius Caesar related?

3. What does Marius want to happen?

4. How doe the senators feel about the bill Marius has proposed?

5. How many legions of new soldiers does Marius raise before he leaves for Africa?

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