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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Catiline say he will do if he is head of the government?



2. What do the people in question #55 do after Catiline leaves them?



3. What does Sallust say allowed Catiline to increase his power?



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



5. How do the people in question #55 respond to Catiline?



Short Essay Questions

1. How does Rome feel about Metellus's encounters with Jugurtha and what is Metellus's response to this?



2. Who does Catiline attract people to his cause and what kind of people does he attract?



3. What and where is Manilos doing?



4. Describe the circumstances surrounding Hiempsal's death?



5. How does Jugurtha take care of Annuis?



6. How does Metellus handle Jugurtha's ambush and what does he do after the first encounter with Jugurtha?



7. What does Sallust say happened because the society was fragile that led to the end of the society?



8. How does Sallust's disgust for greed relate to what Catiline said he wanted to do?



9. What does Cicero know of Manilos and what does he do about it? What is he told to do about it?



10. What does the senate decide to do about Numidia?



Essay Topics

Jugurtha's actions end up bringing the corruption in the Roman government to light and proves to be the initial impetus for eliminating some of that corruption.

1. In view of the brutalities and crimes Jugurtha committed do you think the ultimate outcome in the Roman government was worth it? Why or why not? Use examples from the text to support your answer.

2. Sallust seems to present Jugurtha in a positive manner and might even admire him. How do you think Sallust's portrayal of Jugurtha would have changed if the changes Sallust wanted had not been a result of Jugurtha's actions?

3. Explain why the following saying relates to the first sentence: The end justifies the means.

Sallust includes a speech he makes to the people in which he says that the government is corrupt but the people should not get violent.

1. Explain how Sallust's statement about violence contradicts his positive portrayal of Jugurtha. Use examples from the text to support your answer.

2. The United States of America is just one of many countries that have been started by violent revolution. How does the existence of America contradict the above statement that Sallust has about corruption in government and violence?

3. Explain, in detail, how Jugurtha might have been able to peaceably obtain his goals.

Sallust starts by talking about the strengths of the mind and the body. He puts the virtues of the mind above that of the body, but he understands that war needs both the mind for planning and the body for attacking.

1. Discuss the strengths of the mind versus the strengths of the body. Include in your discussion how one might complement the other and how one might interfere with the other.

2. Discuss the different uses of the body and the mind for war. Use examples from the text to support your answer.

3. Using the text as a resource, why do you think Sallust puts the virtue of the mind above that of the body? Use examples from the text to support your answer.

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