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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens to Rome after Nero dies?
(a) The restoration of the Republic.
(b) The Kings of the Near East take over the empire.
(c) The Britains build their own empire.
(d) Anarchy and civil war.

2. How does Silas react to news that Herod is dying?
(a) He condemns Herod for his actions and lack of friendship.
(b) He forgives him.
(c) He outwardly mourns, but inwardly celebrates.
(d) He automatically assumes it was an assassination attempt.

3. Who does Claudius want to care for Britannicus?
(a) Xenophon.
(b) Narcissus.
(c) The Alabarch.
(d) Queen of the Brigantians.

4. How do the people accept Nero as the succeeding emperor after Claudius?
(a) With surprise.
(b) With fear.
(c) Bitterly.
(d) Joyfully.

5. How does Claudius die?
(a) From poison.
(b) He commits suicide.
(c) From mushroom allergies.
(d) From natural causes.

Short Answer Questions

1. What literary innovation does Claudius suggest to the Senate?

2. How does Claudius end up in Hell?

3. Why is Narcissus general for a day?

4. Who takes over when Herod dies?

5. Of the following, which is NOT a reform that Claudius plans for the government?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Posides help win the war against Britain?

2. How does Calpurnia show her loyalty to Claudius?

3. How does Claudius use his power as an emperor for personal use, and how does he justify his action?

4. How does Agrippinilla give power into Nero's hands? How does Claudius react to this?

5. What are the gods' opinions of Claudius as they confer on his deity?

6. Why does Claudius marry Agrippinilla over other potential women?

7. According to Claudius, what is the most important reason to conquer the British isles? What does it give to the Roman Empire above other commodities?

8. What is Claudius' view of religion?

9. What is the reaction of those in Hell when Claudius arrives? Why do they react this way?

10. How does Herod symbolize his manifestation as the Messiah?

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