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?
Sallust binds the theme of acting quickly with a sound political structure. In a dictatorship such of that of Sylla's and the government Catiline is trying to enforce, acting quickly does not work. Democratic leadership, Sallust says, is more apt to have success with quick decisions.
1. Explain why Sallust does not consider a dictatorship a sound political structure. Use examples from the text to support your answer.
2. Explain the difference and similarities between a dictatorship and a democracy government.
3. What do you think is meant by Sallust binding the theme of acting quickly with a sound political structure.
Jugurtha motivates his troops by saying they have conquered the Romans before and they will do it again. He says they are at an advantage because they know the land.
1. Why do you think Jugurtha appeals to his troops history with the Romans in order to motivate them? Does the fact that the Romans are in control of Numidia negate his argument? How does it affect what Jugurtha says to his troops about fighting the Romans?
2. Discuss why Jugurtha troops knowing the land will be an advantage over the Roman troops. Use examples to support your answer.
3. Speeches before battle is a type of manipulation. If one can appeal to the emotions of soldiers they will be more likely to be willing to die for their leader. How do you think this type of manipulation can be used or is used in modern armies?
The Jugurthine War is presented by Sallust as an historical account of two events in Roman history yet it seems to contain as much subjective opinion as historical facts.
1. Discuss why Sallust's book might be mere propaganda for the Roman government. Use examples from the text to support your answer.
2. Debate the following statement: History should contain only facts not opinions or propaganda.
3. How much propaganda do you think is taught in history classes in the present time? Use examples to support your answer.
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