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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. Julian relies on his financial adviser to advise him on how to deal with shortages caused by the famine. This adviser's name is:
(a) Felix.
(b) Maximus.
(c) Oribasius.
(d) Jovian.

2. Following the fall of Maiozamalcha, Julian's soldiers have a lottery to divide up the:
(a) Captured weapons.
(b) Cattle.
(c) Stockpiles of grain.
(d) Women.

3. Julian arrives in Antioch on a holiday. It is:
(a) Christmas.
(b) The Summer Solstice.
(c) The festival that commemorates the death of Adonis.
(d) Epiphany.

4. The army's reaction to Julian's religious decrees can best be described as:
(a) Approval.
(b) Hope.
(c) Dismay.
(d) Indifference.

5. Maximus is put to death for:
(a) Being a spy.
(b) Cowardice in battle.
(c) Practicing magic.
(d) Being a Christian.

Short Answer Questions

1. As Augustus, Julian attempts to clean up corruption in the palace by dismissing:

2. The deaf-mute child Julian saves from his men becomes:

3. Salatius warns Julian that the troops are singing a song about:

4. Julian's religious fervor seems to have an impact on his troops, as evidenced by a conversation about religion between:

5. When Julian's friend Maximus arrives in Constantinople, the two friends discuss a plan for a military campaign against:

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Julian really feel about religion at the time of his ascension to the position of Augustus?

3. Julian travels overland to Antioch stopping in various towns along the way. What reason does he give for the journey and what does Julian hope to accomplish by visiting the towns en route?

4. Throughout his life, Julian is influenced and makes decisions based on signs, omens and dreams. At one point, he dreams about a tree. Describe this dream and his interpretation of it.

5. After Constantius dies and his will is read, Julian's position as Augustus is solidified and validated. How? What is the first thing Julian does to demonstrate his power?

6. What happens during the year of the famine in Antioch? Who is responsible for the famine? Who is blamed?

7. What is Constantius' response when Julian is acclaimed Augustus by the people? What does he do? How do you think he feels?

8. Priscus, for one, takes a different viewpoint about Julian's popularity and his claims that he is beloved by the army and the people of Rome. What does Priscus say to Libanius about Julian's public image at the time of his ascension to Augustus?

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

10. 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?

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