The Jugurthine War Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 does Lucius Annius do about Jugurtha?

2. What type of investigation begins in Rome after Annuis returns?

3. How does Jugurtha get a better deal from the Senate?

4. What does Jugurtha do against Metellus's army?

5. What does Adherbal manage to do when he is caught in Cirta?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Jugurtha provoke Adherbal into resuming hostilities?

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

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

5. How does Jugurtha take care of Annuis?

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

7. What does the Senate tell Jugurtha he must do about Adherbal and what is Jugurtha's response?

8. What happens when Metellus tries to capture Zama?

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

10. What does Marius do when he is in Numidia?

Essay Topics

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

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.

Essay Topic 3

Men joined the army where they aimed to earn renown as a hero. At that time, money and power were more in the background. He states that the Romans do not have greater literature because their people did not want to record merits but wanted their own merits celebrated.

1. There are many reasons why one might join an army. Discuss at least four reasons and whether you believe those are better reasons than to join it for fame.

2. Discuss why Sallust thinks self-aggrandizing has interfered with greater literature being produced.

3. Sallust states that money and power were more in the background at the time as far as what people wanted. Discuss why it is possible that money and power follow fame and admiration.

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