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 is another name for the pletariat?

3. What does Marius want to happen?

4. Which of the following characters did the three army friends insult?

5. Why do many of the senators automatically not like Marius?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. From who does the Julian clan claim to be descended from and what does this give them in society?

3. What does Marius ask of Sulla when the meet for the first time?

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Why is Jugurtha currently in Rome?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

Which characters in the novel complete actions based on revenge? Is this an appropriate motivator? Why or why not?

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