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 complications does Julia experience as she gives birth?

2. Why did Marius stay up all night the night before his inauguration day?

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

4. Why do many of the Roman citizens fear an invasion?

5. What was Caesar appointed?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Jugurtha currently in Rome?

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

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

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

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

6. What attitude has Julilla adopted about Marius?

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

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

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

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

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

How does motivation play a part in the character's rise and fall from Roman society in this novel? Who has the purer motivations for the actions he takes? Why do you think this way?

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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