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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following consul-elects agreed with Silanus about sentencing the conspirators to death?
(a) Hibrida.
(b) Murena.
(c) Calpurnius.
(d) Marcellinus.

2. How did the public respond to Cicero's speech about Catiline in Chapter 6?
(a) They were very surprised.
(b) They could not understand what he was saying.
(c) They turned against Catiline.
(d) They apologized to Cicero.

3. How did Catiline leave the senate chamber in Chapter 5?
(a) He was carried out.
(b) He walked.
(c) He was pushed out.
(d) He ran.

4. What happened to remove all doubt of Catiline's guilt?
(a) Catiline reached an ally's camp.
(b) Catiline planned a meeting of his supporters.
(c) Catline sent a written confession in a letter to a supporter.
(d) Catiline refused to appear at the second hearing.

5. How did Caesar's position about the conspirators seem to benefit him at the time?
(a) Neither politically nor publicly.
(b) Only politically.
(c) Both politically and publicly.
(d) Only publicly.

6. Why did the senate apologize to Cicero after hearing the evidence against Catiline?
(a) For filing charges against the wrong person.
(b) For not listening to him earlier.
(c) For allowing Catiline to escape.
(d) For not understanding the evidence.

7. What did Cicero think about Caesar's proposal of life imprisonment for the conspirators?
(a) It was amusing.
(b) It was unworkable.
(c) It was confusing.
(d) It was irresponsible.

8. How did Cicero categorize Caesar's indication that his life was measured by his own personal achievements rather than the good of the country?
(a) Unforgivable.
(b) Madness.
(c) Selfish.
(d) Senseless.

9. What complaint did some have about Cicero that was proven to be false?
(a) Cicero was not being fair to Catiline.
(b) Cicero's issues with Catiline were personal.
(c) Cicero pushed Catiline into exile.
(d) Cicero fabricated the charges against Catiline.

10. What did some think Cicero might have been trying to maintain by giving Pro Marcello?
(a) His general status in Rome.
(b) His reputation as an orator.
(c) His influence in designing new laws.
(d) His position in the senate.

11. For how long was Cicero exiled under the dictatorship of Caesar?
(a) Months.
(b) Years.
(c) Weeks.
(d) Decades.

12. What did Cicero use to surround the senate while presenting his evidence against Catiline in Chapter 6?
(a) A wall.
(b) The Roman army.
(c) An armed guard.
(d) Several senators.

13. Which group of people helped Cicero produce the letters between Catiline and his men that detailed their plans?
(a) The Britons.
(b) The Celtiberians.
(c) The Gauls.
(d) The Gallaecians.

14. How did Cicero describe Marcellus in Chapter 8?
(a) Caesar's former enemy.
(b) Caesar's greatest ally.
(c) Caesar's former ally.
(d) Caesar's greatest enemy.

15. Why did Caesar think that the death penalty should not be applied to the conspirators?
(a) It would not help them capture Catiline.
(b) It would be unfair to the criminals that were exiled.
(c) It would cause another debate over the method of execution.
(d) It would set a bad precedent.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was responsible for exonerating Cicero from exile?

2. How many speeches did Cicero give after returning to the senate from his exile before Pro Marcello?

3. When was the Fourth Catilinam given?

4. How did Cicero explain that the death penalty for the conspirators would not be illegal?

5. What did Catiline point out about Cicero's family in Chapter 5?

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