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

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

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

4. What does Marius do with those that surrendered when he took over the castle?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write a comparison essay about Sulla and Marius. Consider how they behave? Which one makes the better leader? Which one seems most trustworthy? 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

In what ways are Marius and the other New Men a threat to all the things the senators hold dear? Are these real threats or exaggerated?

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