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?
From Sallust's perspective, the Jugurthine war was more akin to a civil war between the nobility and the people, and Jugurtha was an excuse for the takeover.
1. Why do you think Sallust calls the Jugurthine War a civil war? Do you agree with this assertion? Why or why not? Use examples from the text to support your answer.
2. In some ways, some of the wars in which the United States has participated were civil wars, at least from Sallust's perspective. Do you think it is moral or immoral for America to interfere in a civil war in another country? Why or why not?
3. If one believes Sallust's description of civil war, then the American Revolution would have to be considered a civil war. Debate the two sides to this statement.
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 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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