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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What ambition has Sulla lost?
(a) The ambition to apologize for his ways.
(b) The desire to become a consul.
(c) The ambition to be a distinguished member of Roman society.
(d) The ambition to help the poorer members of his family.

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

3. What happened after the Germans defeated Silanus's army?
(a) They took over Rome.
(b) They pushed further south.
(c) They retreated to their homeland.
(d) They moved on to Spain.

4. What does Marius do with those that surrendered when he took over the castle?
(a) He has them killed.
(b) He tortures them for their secrets.
(c) He gives them amnesty.
(d) He drafts them into his army.

5. How does Sulla ensure Hercules will not tell his part in the deception?
(a) He poisons him.
(b) He throws him off of a cliff.
(c) He stabs him.
(d) He threatens him.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who did the Senate decide to try for treason?

2. Where is Marius as chapter three opens?

3. Which of the Roman senators is particularly wary of Jugurtha?

4. How do the senators respond to Marius's speech?

5. What does Jugurtha want his half-brother to find for him?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Caesar ask Marius when he invites him over for dinner?

2. How do Caepio's end up finding men to fill their legions?

3. What happens to Caepio when the German's defeat the divided army?

4. Describe both of Caesar's daughters.

5. What is happening to Gaius Caesar (elder) and what happens to his son?

6. Who does Sulla return with and what does this person share with both he and Marius?

7. How does Caepio's methods for creating an army differ from Marius's?

8. What do Marius and Rufus do because of their frustrations with Metellus's mishandling of the war in Africa?

9. How does Caepio spend his time once he deals with the few barbarians left in the area?

10. What is Marius's argument to get more men to serve in the Roman legions?

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