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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. What defeated Verres' imprudence in selecting the judges to attempt to bribe?
(a) Cicero's honesty.
(b) Cicero's spies.
(c) Cicero's diligence.
(d) Cicero's bribes.

2. In Cicero's Life and Letters, Selection from his Correspondence, to whom did Cicero write the first letter?
(a) Verres.
(b) Anthony.
(c) Cato.
(d) Pompey.

3. According to Cicero in his sixth argument against Verres, what did Verres try to do after the consular comitia?
(a) Plead guilty.
(b) Flee.
(c) Choose a new lawyer.
(d) Bribe judges.

4. Where does Caesar invite Cicero in the thirteenth letter?
(a) Pompey.
(b) Milan.
(c) Rome.
(d) Canosa.

5. According to Cicero in his first point in Attack on Misgovernment, Against Verres I, how does Cicero see the court as being?
(a) In discredit.
(b) In chaos.
(c) In good moral standing.
(d) In disarray.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the main topic of the sixteenth letter?

2. What does Cicero promise to the Roman people?

3. Marcus Atilius was convicted of ___________.

4. What did Sicily's praetor, speaking as the consul, tell Sicilians about Verres?

5. What will Cicero be after Hortensius is consul?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Cicero learn from trustworthy sources concerning his candidacy to aedile, according to his eighth argument?

2. According to Cicero, what does Verres not use to oppose him?

3. Who wrote the eighth letter and to whom was it written?

4. What does Cicero complain about in the fourth letter?

5. What does the ninth argument tell us about Cicero's opinion of Marcus Metellus?

6. According to Cicero, what is the first thing Verres did when he came back from Sicily?

7. What event does Cicero relate to Atticus in letters ten and eleven?

8. What happened in Sicily under Verres' rule?

9. What are the names of Cicero's wife and children?

10. To whom did Cicero send the last letter of Cicero's Life and Letters, Selection from his Correspondence and why?

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