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. Who does Marius put in charge of raising the rest of the new soldiers when he leaves for Africa?

2. What happens at the party between Sulla and Hercules?

3. What request does Marius make of Metellus?

4. How does Caesar feel about Sulla?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What attitude has Julilla adopted about Marius?

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

4. Where does Sulla find Clitumna when he returns and what does he do when he finds her?

5. Why is Bomilcar unhappy with Jugurtha?

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

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

8. Why was Silanus intentionally left behind while the others left for the mission in Africa?

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

10. Why does Marius want to return to Rome and what does Metellus do about his request?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

At the beginning of the novel, Sulla murders numerous people. Why does he take these actions? How does he react to these situations? Are his actions justified? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

How does the author create an accurate representation of the tension between classes during this novel? Do you think these issues exist in society today? Why or why not?

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