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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where are the enemies of Catiline's army?
(a) He is completely encircled by his enemies.
(b) Coming up on his right flank.
(c) Surrounding him on two sides.
(d) Too far to stop him from leaving.

2. Where does Catiline tell the Senate he is going because of the accusations against him?
(a) Africa.
(b) Spain.
(c) Istanbul.
(d) France.

3. What does Catiline plan to do about Cicero?
(a) Make him an advisor.
(b) Exile him.
(c) Assassinate him.
(d) Enlist him in his cause.

4. What does Cathegus think is the best way to forward the conspiracy?
(a) Work covertly behind the scenes.
(b) Kill the entire Senate.
(c) Immediate action.
(d) Follow Catiline to France.

5. What does Cicero do with the conspirators he has in custody?
(a) Has them killed.
(b) Takes them to the Roman Court.
(c) Takes them to Antonio.
(d) Takes them to the Senate.

6. What does Sallust say is the result of people wanting their own merits celebrated rather then to record others' merits?
(a) Celebrities were more imporatant than leaders.
(b) Romans do not have great literature.
(c) The society became weaker.
(d) People began fighting for recognition.

7. What does the rumors of an army coming to Rome do in the city?
(a) Cause hoarding and riots.
(b) Make the citizens arm themselves.
(c) Spread panic.
(d) Nothing.

8. How does the Senate decide Crassus' guilt?
(a) By torture.
(b) By following his movements for a week.
(c) With a vote.
(d) With a trial.

9. What does Catiline do after he leaves the Senate?
(a) Go to Spain.
(b) Begin to raise an army in Rome.
(c) Go to Manilus.
(d) Go see his wife.

10. Why was the early Roman society morally sound?
(a) An oppressive government.
(b) A repressive religion.
(c) It was healthier.
(d) Natural inclination.

11. How do the people in question #55 respond to Catiline?
(a) They say yes.
(b) At first they agree then change their mind.
(c) They say no.
(d) They say no then change their mind.

12. Why does Jugurtha easily bribe members of government?
(a) His father was so well known.
(b) The overall poor economy.
(c) The moral decline in Roman society.
(d) The lack of living wages for government workers.

13. Who is marching towards Catiline and his army?
(a) Metellius Kato.
(b) Antonio.
(c) Cicero.
(d) Lucius.

14. How does Catiline prepare his soldiers for battle?
(a) By placing them in rows with shields.
(b) With a speech.
(c) With a meeting about tactics.
(d) By passing out food and water.

15. Where does Catiline send his best men?
(a) To Russia.
(b) Various parts of Europe.
(c) To Rome.
(d) To China.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Sallust think a reader of history believes?

2. What does the Senate do about Catiline after Catulus reads a letter from him?

3. Who does Sallust say Piso treated harshly?

4. What is Manilos doing in Etrupia?

5. What does Catiline plan to do with Lucius Cotta and Lucius Torquatus?

(see the answer keys)

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