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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. Why does Jugurtha send his best men to Zama?

2. What does Jugurtha figure out about Romans and wealth?

3. What does the Senate tell Adherbal to do after their representative in question #127 returns?

4. What does Sallust say people should not do if the government is corrupt?

5. What does Jugurtha tell his troops are one of their main advantages against the Romans?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How, when and why did a rift develop between Jugurtha and his brothers?

3. What type of government does Sallust say could solve the problems but what happens when that is attempted?

4. What does Adherbal do when he runs to Rome and how does that work out for him?

5. How does the Senate respond to Jugurtha's action towards Adherbal?

6. What does Memmuis tell Jugurtha he must do when Cassius brings him to Rome and how does Jugurtha get out of it?

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

8. What does Jugurtha decide to do after he agrees to surrender to Metellus?

9. What does Jugurtha tell his army and what do they do?

10. Who is Marcus Scaurus and what does the Senate have him do? How does Jugurtha respond to Scaurus?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

1. What do you think can account for the discrepancy between Sallust's opinions and experiences and recorded history?

2. Who writes history? Are historical records always accurate, mostly accurate, or slightly accurate? How can we know how accurate an historical record is?

3. What are some reasons history has been inadvertently recorded inaccurately? What are some reasons history has been recorded inaccurately intentionally?

4. Do you think it is ever justified to record an event inaccurately? Why or why not?

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 said that wise leaders who could recognize people as individuals and bring them together through a shared love of their nation, built the original Roman society.

1. Why do you think Sallust thought the leaders were wise in the early days of the empire? Use examples from the text to support your answer.

2. Discuss why love of a nation might bind a people together better than greed or love of power.

3. Discuss what the leaders of America might be able to learn from the early leadership of Rome and how they might be able to implement similar leadership.

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