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 happened after the Germans defeated Silanus's army?

2. What does Martha say Marius will do seven times?

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

4. What does Nicopolis die from?

5. Why does Marius decide to marry this new girl?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Gaius Caesar inform Sulla about Clitumna after her death?

2. What does Mariuus want and what stops him from achieving this goal?

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

4. What happens when Jugurtha finds out who has betrayed him?

5. What attitude has Julilla adopted about Marius?

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

7. Describe both of Caesar's daughters.

8. How does Marius respond to the complaints and issues the Senators bring up about his proposed bill?

9. What has been happening to the Roman army lately and what has this caused?

10. What bill did Marius introduce that the other Senators were not happy he introduced?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

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

Essay Topic 3

A key principle in republican Rome was the importance of a citizen army. Why is this the case? Does this remain as important today? Why or why not?

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