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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. In the year of the famine in Antioch, the leaders of Antioch:
(a) Purchase grain from Egypt.
(b) Do nothing to prepare.
(c) Build an irrigation system to water the parched crops.
(d) Make sacrifices to the deities.

2. Near Maiozamalcha, Julian and a small scouting party encounter:
(a) A eunuch.
(b) A lion.
(c) An ambush.
(d) An arsenal.

3. In Section XIX, At Anatha, Julius encounters:
(a) Hadrian, a philosopher he admires.
(b) A Roman soldier who is left behind when the Romans invaded that city 66 years earlier.
(c) Mardonius, his boyhood tutor.
(d) Macrina and a child she claims is Julian's son.

4. When the temple to Apollo is burned, Julian blames:
(a) The Germans.
(b) The Christians.
(c) Supporters of Constantius.
(d) Traitorous soldiers.

5. In the cities he visits en route to Persia, Julian attempts to get people to perform:
(a) The rites of the deities.
(b) The Olympic Torch Ceremony.
(c) The Odyssey.
(d) The plays of Euripedes and Sophecles.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Julian officially becomes Augustus, one of his first actions is to:

2. Julian expresses doubts about the outcome of the Persian campaign to:

3. It is foretold that Julian is fated to die in:

4. Julian compares the teachings of Jesus to:

5. Libanius needs permission from ______ to publish his manuscript about Julian.

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the situation when Julian enters Persia at the start of the campaign when Julian, his generals and the troops first reach the Euphrates River.

2. Several things happen that suggest to Julian that his death may be imminent. Cite some of these occurrences. What does Julian think about these incidents and how does he react?

3. In his memoirs and his journal, Julian insists that his army and the people love him, that he goes to great lengths to avoid confrontation and do right by the populace, and that his ascension to power is due to the will of the people. Some of these recollections are rather self-serving. Describe some examples of these recollections.

4. The relationship between Julian and Eusebia is never really made clear. Describe what you know about this relationship.

5. Shortly after the battle of Ctesiphon, Julian is wounded in another battle when he is pierced in the side by a spear. Describe the incident and tell what the outcome is.

6. Once he is Augustus, how does Julian display his disdain for Christianity?

7. Julian has grown more and more enamored with belief in the Hellenistic gods and more distant from Christianity. His dislike of Christian holidays is well known. Why does he publicly celebrate Epiphany?

8. Describe the scene of the battle near Ctesiphon the next day. What does Julian do during the battle? What does he do immediately after the battle?

9. After several months as Augustus, Julian's temperament changes, according to Priscus. How does Julian change and why do you think this change occurs?

10. Describe Julian's lifestyle after he becomes Augustus.

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