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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. After his brief interlude in Athens, Julian returns to:
(a) Macrina.
(b) Eusebia.
(c) Italy.
(d) School.

2. Julian often interprets signs, omens and dreams:
(a) In ways that favor him.
(b) As messages from his dead father.
(c) As proof that he is divine.
(d) As indications that God is speaking to him.

3. Eusebia pays a midwife to:
(a) Make sure Helena stays in bed during her pregnancy.
(b) Cut the umbilical cord too short.
(c) Kidnap Helena's child.
(d) Provide herbs and unguents to ease Helena's pain during the birthing process.

4. As a child, Julian loves:
(a) Playing war games.
(b) Learning.
(c) Music.
(d) Riding horses.

5. Sosipatra prophesies all of the following except:
(a) Julian marrying Helena.
(b) Julian dies in a place called Phrygia.
(c) Julian is a military and political leader.
(d) Julian dies a warrior's death.

Short Answer Questions

1. The person Julian calls "the Galilean" is:

2. Once Julian becomes Caesar, he demonstrates all these character qualities except:

3. During his time in Athens, Julian is able to go to the baths alone one morning because:

4. Julian's feelings about his two children:

5. At his coronation, Julian takes action that is strictly forbidden: He:

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Libanius seek to publish a manuscript about Julian 20 years after his death?

2. The seeds of Julian's religious conflict are also sown in chapter two. What memories indicate that Julian experiences doubts, questions and great interest in things metaphysical as a youngster?

3. Julian loses many of the adults of his young life. Describe three of these losses and how they influence him as a youth.

4. After a few weeks in Athens, Julian is recalled to Italy by his cousin, Augustus Constantius. What is his reaction to being recalled? Why? Why does he think Constantius may be out to get him at this point?

5. In Chapter V, Julian has a religious experience that has a great impact on his life. Explain.

6. Describe Gallus' feelings toward his brother Julian.

7. Describe Julian's relationship with his father. How does he know his father loves him?

8. As a youngster, Julian expresses awareness of his own mortality and even fear for his life. Why?

9. Julian states that his 47 days in Athens are the happiest days of his life. Why is Julian happy during his stay in Athens?

10. Julian's friend Oribasius reminds him that he is in possession of a packet of instructions from Constantius and urges him to open the packet. What information is contained in the packet? How does Julian react to the information?

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