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 say is necessary if he plans to defeat Jugurtha?

2. What does Jugurtha want his half-brother to find for him?

3. Why does Metellus refuse Marius's request?

4. How does Marius begin his speech to the senators?

5. What does Nicopolis find on her picnic with Sulla?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who had prepared Nicopolis's will and what were the terms of the will?

3. Describe both of Caesar's daughters.

4. What is Publius an expert on and what does he hope to do some day?

5. How does Caepio spend his time once he deals with the few barbarians left in the area?

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

7. What does Scaurus believe about the grain prices and what repercussions does this belief lead to?

8. What happens to Caepio when the German's defeat the divided army?

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What kind of man is Sulla? Why do you think he was successful with Marius? What do you think will happen to him without the army and Marius?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Several characters in the novel committed treason. Which characters committed treason? How were their betrayals handled? Were these just punishments? Why or why not?

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