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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did Silanus think the death penalty should be given to the conspirators?
(a) It would deter Catiline's other supporters.
(b) It would be a popular decison with the people.
(c) It would fit their crimes.
(d) It would cost less than imprisoning them.

2. What inconsistency did Cicero point out about Caesar's position?
(a) Life imprisonment would be worse than death for the conspirators.
(b) Caesar repeatedly misquoted the law he was referring to.
(c) Caesar did not request a fair trial for imprisonment.
(d) Caesar had previously voted for the death penalty in a similar case.

3. What promise did Cicero make to the citizens of Rome at the end of Chapter 5?
(a) To protect them from the conspirators.
(b) To warn them at the first sign of trouble.
(c) To expose all of the groups that are working against them.
(d) To ensure they remain out of the conflict.

4. As stated by Cicero in Chapter 5, what is even harder to do than run a country?
(a) Protect it.
(b) Save it.
(c) Develop it.
(d) Rebuild it.

5. What did Cicero advise the people to do at the end of Chapter 6?
(a) Guard the town.
(b) Guard their homes.
(c) Stay in town.
(d) Stay in their homes.

6. 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) Selfish.
(b) Senseless.
(c) Madness.
(d) Unforgivable.

7. As pointed out in the senate debate, what might have made the execution of the conspirators illegal?
(a) They were just following Catiline's orders.
(b) They were not arrested properly.
(c) They were not given a trial.
(d) They did not confess to the crimes.

8. In the Fourth Catilinam, what did Cicero tell the senate was the utmost priority?
(a) Public opinion.
(b) Justice.
(c) The welfare of criminals.
(d) The security of the people.

9. Based on the thwarted conspiracy, Cicero thought the city should be ______________.
(a) Cautious.
(b) Jubilant.
(c) Exhausted.
(d) Angry.

10. How did Catiline respond to Cicero in Chapter 5?
(a) He claimed that he was innocent.
(b) He indicated that Cicero was guilty of the same charges.
(c) He claimed that he was guilty.
(d) He accepted the guilt for only some of the charges.

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

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. What did Cicero admit about his exile in Pro Marcello?
(a) His enjoyment of the silence.
(b) His productiveness during the isolation.
(c) His great grief.
(d) His loss of patience.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How many different types of corrupt groups were there that supported Catiline?

2. How did Catiline leave the senate chamber in Chapter 5?

3. Who was responsible for exonerating Cicero from exile?

4. As Cicero explained, what did Public Lentulus, Catiline's co-conspirator, attempt to do in order to disrupt the regime in Rome?

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

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