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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which word did Cicero use to describe Catiline's army in comparison to the Roman army?
(a) Insignificant.
(b) Joke.
(c) Embarrassment.
(d) Humorous.

2. How did Cicero explain that the death penalty for the conspirators would not be illegal?
(a) There was no law that required a fair trial.
(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) The law did not apply to traitors.

3. What did debtors hope would happen by aligning themselves with Catiline?
(a) They would gain enough money from Catiline's power to pay their debts.
(b) Their debt would be alleviated.
(c) They would gain power.
(d) Their debt would be alleviated, and they would gain power.

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

5. How many different types of corrupt groups were there that supported Catiline?
(a) Six.
(b) Four.
(c) Five.
(d) Three.

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

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

8. What did Cicero do for one of the envoys that shared information about Lentulus' plot?
(a) Reduced their prison sentence.
(b) Paid them a fee.
(c) Offered them immunity.
(d) Ended their exile.

9. 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) Unforgivable.
(d) Madness.

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

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

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

13. When did Nero think the decision about the conspirators' sentence should be made?
(a) In one week.
(b) After Catiline was captured or killed.
(c) Before Catiline was captured or killed.
(d) In two weeks.

14. 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.

15. What did Catiline point out about Cicero's family in Chapter 5?
(a) They did not have the wealth that many thought.
(b) They were not originally plebeian.
(c) They did not agree with Cicero's positions.
(d) They were not originally patrician.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did the senate apologize to Cicero after hearing the evidence against Catiline?

2. Which one of the following was not included in the description that Cicero gave for the men that remained loyal to Catiline because of his past?

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

4. What did Cicero think should happen to the group of criminals that supported Catiline?

5. Who was responsible for exonerating Cicero from exile?

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