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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did Cicero explain that the death penalty for the conspirators would not be illegal?
(a) The law did not apply to traitors.
(b) There was no law that required a fair trial.
(c) There was an amendment to the law that allowed it.
(d) The law had not been followed in the past, and it was void.

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

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

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

5. How many of Catiline's co-conspirators managed to escape after Cicero ordered them to be brought to him?
(a) Two.
(b) Three.
(c) One.
(d) Four.

6. How did Cicero think the Roman people would react to sentencing the conspirators to death?
(a) They would support it eventually.
(b) They would neither support it nor understand it.
(c) They might not support it, but they would understand it.
(d) They would support it instantly.

7. Although the crisis was still active when Cicero gave his speech to the Romans in Chapter 6, when did he say it would be over?
(a) Never.
(b) He was not sure.
(c) After a long while.
(d) Soon.

8. What was made clear about Cicero's Pro Marcello speech?
(a) It was a defense.
(b) It was not directed towards Caesar.
(c) It was not a defense.
(d) It was not directed towards the senate.

9. How many speeches did Cicero give after returning to the senate from his exile before Pro Marcello?
(a) A few.
(b) Several.
(c) One.
(d) None.

10. What year was Pro Marcello given?
(a) 45 B.C.
(b) 48 B.C.
(c) 47 B.C.
(d) 46 B.C.

11. As Cicero explained, what did Public Lentulus, Catiline's co-conspirator, attempt to do in order to disrupt the regime in Rome?
(a) Stir up a war.
(b) Turn the city against Cicero.
(c) Turn the senate against Cicero.
(d) Recruit members of the Roman military.

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

13. Which one of the following best represents Cicero's description of Caesar's military glory?
(a) Unbelievable.
(b) Undisputable.
(c) Unparalleled.
(d) Unprecedented.

14. How long after the Second Catilinam was the Third Catilinam given?
(a) One hour.
(b) One month.
(c) One week.
(d) One day.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Out of the six co-conspirators that were discovered by Cicero, how many were captured?

2. How many ex-consuls agreed with Silanus about giving the death penalty to the conspirators?

3. Which type of reward did Cicero request after preventing a civil war in Chapter 6?

4. What was the purpose of the letters that Catiline left as he was leaving the senate chamber?

5. After making his case in support of giving the death penalty to the conspirators, what did Cicero say he would do in response to whatever the senate decided?

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