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 does Marius do as he travels throughout Africa?

2. What has to happen before Marius can marry?

3. Why does Caesar invite Marius over for dinner?

4. Where is Marius inducted into the consulship?

5. What was Metellus implicated in?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why was Julilla starving herself and what was the response to this action?

3. What happened to Metellus and his troops in Africa?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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

Essay Topic 3

From the beginning of the novel, Marius believes he is destined for greatness. How do you think this belief about himself has helped him to achieve what he has at the end of the novel? What do you think would have happened had he not had this belief?

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