The First Man in Rome Test | Final 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 two things does Publius find in the cave?

2. What does Marius believe will be of greater incentive to the head-count army?

3. What happens to Jugurtha?

4. Why does Saturninus leave Rome?

5. What position does Marius agree to support Saturninus for?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Caepio receives the orders that he must give up command to Mallius?

2. Why does King Bocchus become involved in the war in Africa?

3. How does Caepio feel about the orders he was given to give up command of his army and what does he do in return?

4. What new bill does Saturninus introduce and what are the repercussions of this introduction?

5. What is Marius's plan for ending the war in Africa for once and all?

6. What happens when both Caepio and Mallius return to the senate to tell their side of the story and what is the senate's decision as to how to protect themselves?

7. What has happened with the two kings who survived the battle in Africa?

8. How does Sulla tell Volux he can prove his trustworthiness and what happens?

9. What steps does Marius take which he hopes will help his case and how does the election turn out?

10. What path does Marius decide to take and why does he decide to take this path?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Which character demonstrates the greatest amount of Roman noble characteristics? Why do you think this way? Which one demonstrates the least amount of these characteristics? Why do you think this way?

Essay Topic 2

Compare the senate as it is described throughout the novel to the modern senate. In what ways do they act the same? In what ways are they different? Which do you think is better for its citizens? Why?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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