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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. What is Manilos doing in Etrupia?
2. Why does Jugurtha easily bribe members of government?
3. Into what type of family was Catiline born?
4. Who does Cicero arrange to wait under the Milvian Bridge?
5. Sallust claims his writing is not totally accurate because of this.
Short Essay Questions
1. Who does Catiline plan to assassinate and how does Fulvia find out about it?
2. What and where is Manilos doing?
3. Why was there a public voting for another consul?
4. What does Cathegus say he will do about Cicero?
5. Where is Catiline going with his army and what does Antonio do about it?
6. How does Sallust's disgust for greed relate to what Catiline said he wanted to do?
7. What is Catiline's only choice for his army? Who takes over Antonio's army and why? What does he do with the army before they fight?
8. What does Cicero do with some of the conspirators and what is their ultimate fate? Who argues for their fate?
9. What does Catline do when he realizes he is being defeated?
10. Why did the Romans have to defend their borders and what did they do after they were successful in that?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Catiline thinks the best way forward is through war. He sends his best men to various parts of Europe with the view of burning Rome when the time is right. He tells his followers to carry weapons and be ready for battle at all times.
1. Discuss whether you agree or disagree with Catiline's idea of the use of war. Include in your discussion examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
2. Catiline wants to conquer Rome yet plans to burn it. Does this sound sane to you? Why or why not? Include in your discussion examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
3. Catiline has told all of his followers to carry weapons and be ready for battle at all times. Discuss the similarities and differences between his beliefs and behaviors and the terrorists of the present. Include in your discussion examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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