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 type of government does Sallust say could bring about a change?

2. What does Jugurtha do to Hiempsal?

3. What kind of welcome does the public give Metellus when he returns to Rome?

4. What does Jugurtha do when Metellus marches past his ambush?

5. Who does the Roman public favor in the next consul election?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Metellus do with Bohumilcar?

2. How does Jugurtha take care of Annuis?

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

4. How does the war between Jugurtha and Adhrbal start?

5. What does Sallust say about man's intellectual ability and fate?

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

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

8. How does Jugurtha provoke Adherbal into resuming hostilities?

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

10. What does the Senate have Metellus do after he is elected and how does Sallust describe Metellus?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In many ways, Sallust's recording of events reads more like a novel than an historical document. The book moves along quickly, progressing in short chapters; within the chapters, the writing is not the formal and detailed style a reader would expect from a modern history book.

1. Discuss why you do or do not agree with the above statement using examples from the text to illustrate your opinion.

2. What do you think are the reasons an historian might want to write a book of history that would be interesting for an average reader rather than just historians? What would be the benefit to more people reading a book versus a select few?

3. What do you see are the differences between Sallust's historical accounts of the Catiline Revolt and the Jugurthine War and one that might be written to teach high school students in the 21st. century? Use examples from the text to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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