The First Man in Rome Test | Mid-Book 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 do Rufus and Marius feel about the way Metellus is handling the war?

2. How much time passes between the election and Marius's meeting with the senators?

3. What was Metellus implicated in?

4. What does an informant tell the Romans will be the best way to capture Jugurtha?

5. What does Caesar want Marius to make sure Sulla is elected?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What attitude has Julilla adopted about Marius?

3. Why was Silanus intentionally left behind while the others left for the mission in Africa?

4. How did Marius serve the army and what was the outcome of his service?

5. What must Marius do in order to marry one of Caesar's daughters?

6. Why did Marius have such a good turn out at the meeting of the Senators he called?

7. What is Sulla's heritage and how does he currently live?

8. Why is Bomilcar unhappy with Jugurtha?

9. What changes does Marius make to the legions he takes with him back to Africa?

10. What happens when Marius goes to see Marth, the King's prophet?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Which character demonstrates the greatest amount of Roman noble characteristics? Why do you think this way? Which one demonstrates the least amount of these characteristics? Why do you think this way?

Essay Topic 2

What role does luck play throughout the novel? How do the characters feel about the luck? Why do you think this is the case?

Essay Topic 3

Several characters in the novel committed treason. Which characters committed treason? How were their betrayals handled? Were these just punishments? Why or why not?

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