Plutarch's Lives, Volume 2 Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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Plutarch's Lives, Volume 2 Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Demosthenes, Cicero and The Comparison of Demosthenes and Cicero.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did Plutarch describe Cleomenes' personality?
(a) Temperate and moderate in his pleasures, but impetuous and violent in his eagerness to pursue anything which he thought good and just.
(b) Violent and impetuous in personal relationships but focused and thoughtful in combat.
(c) Temperate and moderate in leadership, but outgoing and social with friends.
(d) Ambivalent toward justice but fiery in his pursuit of battle.

2. What question, according to Plutarch, did Cato ask his guardian, Sarpedon, as he watched executions that were ordered by the Roman political leader?
(a) "What law brings this type of justice?"
(b) "What leader would cause this horror?"
(c) "Is this the only justice for these criminals?"
(d) "Why does nobody kill this man?"

3. Who is the famous Roman General that Plutarch claims Sertorius outwitted during his exile in Spain?
(a) Phocion.
(b) Caesar.
(c) Pompey.
(d) Cicero.

4. How did Plutarch report Caesar lost his position as Dictator?
(a) He was assassinated by a conspiracy led by Cassius and Marcus Brutus.
(b) The Roman Senate voted to exile Caesar for his many wars.
(c) He was challenged to war by Ptolemy, which Caesar lost.
(d) An insurrection by soldiers stationed in Germany.

5. Why does Plutarch claim Philip believed that Alexander was a demi-god?
(a) Because there were three omens that prophets interpreted that Alexander's birth was exalted.
(b) Because Philip once saw a serpent sleeping with his wife and he was advised by a pagan priest that the serpent was Ammon (Zeus, Jupiter) who had taken that form.
(c) Because Alexander showed unnatural skill and intelligence from an early age.
(d) Because Philip had a dream about serpents sleeping with Olympia that were signs of Jupiter's presence.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who were they, and what were the nationalities of Alexander's parents, according to Plutarch?

2. With whom did Pompey ally himself to overcome the reputation of his father, and who did Plutarch report they oppose in a civil conflict for power over Rome?

3. In the comparison of Tiberius and Caius Gracchus (henceforth identified here as "The Roman Brothers") with Agis and Cleomenes ("The Spartans"), how does Plutarch refer to Tiberius and Caius as a unit?

4. Why does Plutarch claim that Cicero's leading the execution of conspirators to overthrow Rome was controversial?

5. What five qualities does Plutarch claim that Sertorius possessed in greater qualities than the other generals to whom Plutarch compared him?

(see the answer key)

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