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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does Sallust say Piso treated harshly?
2. What does Sallust say is the result of people wanting their own merits celebrated rather then to record others' merits?
3. Who is told about Catiline's plans for Cicero?
4. What does Catiline do to attract people to his cause?
5. What does Cicero decide to do about what he knows?
Short Essay Questions
1. What type of government does Sallust say could solve the problems but what happens when that is attempted?
2. What does Jugurtha do after he flees Thala?
3. Why did the Romans have to defend their borders and what did they do after they were successful in that?
4. What does the Senate tell Jugurtha he must do about Adherbal and what is Jugurtha's response?
5. What does Sallust say happened because the society was fragile that led to the end of the society?
6. What does Jugurtha decide to do after he agrees to surrender to Metellus?
7. What does Memmuis tell Jugurtha he must do when Cassius brings him to Rome and how does Jugurtha get out of it?
8. What surprises Petreius about Catiline and what is his response?
9. Who does Catiline plan to assassinate and how does Fulvia find out about it?
10. How does the Senate respond to Jugurtha's action towards Adherbal?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Sallust claims Catiline looked mostly to capture the minds and support of youngsters, buying them gifts and sending them mistresses.
1. Why do you think Catiline tried to get the young people on his side? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
2. In Germany when Hitler began his Nazi campaign it was the young people he targeted. Discuss how this relates to Catiline.
3. Do you think all young people could be brought with gifts? What kind of young person do you think could not be bribed? Discuss what you think of the character of someone who can be bribed to follow someone?
Essay Topic 2
Cato implies that the government is full of corrupt and power-hungry individuals who promote their own wealth over the health of the state.
1. What have you read in this book that would lead you to agree with Cato? Use examples from the book to support your answer.
2. There are many who would say almost all governments are full of corruption. Do you agree or disagree with this? Why or why not?
3. There are some people who compare present day America with the last years of Rome. Compare the two nations with what you see are the similarities and the differences.
Essay Topic 3
Sallust describes Metellus as an honorable man, who Jurgurtha has no chance to persuade with the lure of gold. Metullus bribes Bohumilcar to bring him Jurgurtha offering him a pardon for murder.
1. Though Metellus is touted as an honorable man by Sallust he offers a pardon for murder to get Bohumilcar. Discuss how this behavior conflicts with the concept of an honorable man.
2. Discuss, in detail, what you believe being an honorable man might mean in present day American society.
3. Discuss a situation in your own life where either honor or dishonor made a situation better or worse.
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