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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did Sallust become a writer?
(a) He wanted to stir up the people.
(b) He wanted to make Catiline famous.
(c) He did not want to waste his life.
(d) He was too old to do anything else.

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 Cicero decide to do about what he knows?
(a) Go to the Senate.
(b) Go to Africa until it blows over.
(c) Raise an army.
(d) Send out assassins.

4. What do the conspirators do when they hear Catiline plans to burn the city?
(a) Leaves the city immediately.
(b) Tell the Senate what he is doing.
(c) Switch their support to Cicero.
(d) Kill Catiline.

5. For what does Sallust say the mind is needed in war?
(a) For planning.
(b) To keep the belief in the cause strong.
(c) To understand the enemy.
(d) To know if a war needs to be fought.

6. What is Cicero having a difficult time doing related to Manilos?
(a) Getting his permission to marry his sister.
(b) Finding him.
(c) Getting good intelligence.
(d) Convincing him to be on Cicero's side.

7. What does Sallust say the prince's way of life promoted?
(a) Oppression.
(b) A weak, indulgent society.
(c) Bravery and hero worship.
(d) War even when it wasn't necessary.

8. What is Cicero told to do about the Catiline situation?
(a) Prevent damage to the Commonwealth.
(b) Call for a vote in the consulars.
(c) Kill Catiline.
(d) Nothing.

9. What does Sallust say is one of the main differences between Catiline and Cicero?
(a) Catiline was calm and intellectual.
(b) Cicero was calm and intellectual.
(c) Cicero was full of passion and brutality.
(d) Catiline knew how to delegate tasks.

10. What does Sallust say wise leaders did in the beginning of the nation?
(a) Brought people together with love of their country.
(b) Put in checks and balances on power.
(c) Conquered other lands through a strong army.
(d) Controlled the morals of the people.

11. What does Sallust think a reader of history believes?
(a) It is always censored.
(b) It is written with a bias.
(c) History is generally boring.
(d) It is completely accurate.

12. What does Sallust say allowed Catiline to increase his power?
(a) A government that was too large.
(b) An uneducated public.
(d) A corrupt society.

13. What does Catiline plan to do with Lucius Cotta and Lucius Torquatus?
(a) Marry them to his sisters.
(b) Give them high positions in their government.
(c) Assassinate them.
(d) Make them ambassadors.

14. What does Catiline do when he hears about his men being killed?
(a) Turns back towards Gaul.
(b) Makes camp for a week.
(c) Confronts Cicero.
(d) Marches on Rome.

15. What does the Senate do about Catiline after Catulus reads a letter from him?
(a) Declare him an enemy of the state.
(b) Call him in for elections.
(c) Arrest him and hang him.
(d) Arrest his wife and children.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do the people in the Senate feel towards Catiline when he enters the Senate?

2. What does Petreius do after Catiline starts to attack?

3. How does Sallust feel about the answer to question #35?

4. What does Cato say about the fate of the traitors?

5. What does Catiline plan to do with Cneuis Piso?

(see the answer keys)

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