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. What was Caesar appointed?

2. What happened right after Metellus brought his troops home from Africa?

3. Why were Cassius's troops defeated?

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

5. What happens to Jugurtha after he has the traitor killed?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What realization does Caepio come to one day when he is fishing on the lake and what does he find?

3. What does Caesar confide to Marius privately about Sulla and how does Marius react?

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

5. What complications happened to Julia during the birth and how did the situation end?

6. When Metellus finally releases Marius from his African service what does he believe will happen and w hat does actually happen?

7. What steps does Marius take which he hopes will help his case and how does the election turn out?

8. What happened when Cassius took troops to attack the Germans?

9. What message does Marius tell Sulla to deliver to King Bocchus?

10. How did Sulla find out that the mushroom Nicopolis was picking was poisonous and what did he do about it?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Why is Marius so concerned about securing land for the head-count soldiers? Is this a selfish or selfless act? Why?

Essay Topic 2

What happened to friendships throughout this novel? Were there any real friendships? If so, how did they survive? If not, why weren't there any?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the difference in character between Sulla and Marius. Which of the two demonstrates better character? Why do you feel this way?

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