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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 does Marcus say Rome has brought to Britain?
(a) Order, justice and good roads
(b) Trade and money
(c) Civilization
(d) Peace and properity

2. What does Marcus notice about the item in question #20?
(a) It is painted black with white stripes
(b) The spear is shorter than the one Marcus takes
(c) It has a bow in it
(d) The heron's feathers decorating the spear are new

3. What kind of hunt does Marcus allow Esca to join?
(a) Wolf hunt
(b) Bear hunt
(c) Deer hunt
(d) Boar hunt

4. Where do Marcus and his uncle go for entertainment?
(a) To hike the mountains
(b) To the ocean
(c) To Rome
(d) The Saturnalia Games

5. What did Marcus's uncle do before he retired?
(a) An administrator
(b) A governor
(c) A Legionnaire, a former camp commandant
(d) A senator

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Esca return with from the hunt?

2. What kind of rumor has the Legate heard about the ninth?

3. What do her aunt and uncle call her?

4. What does he tell Marcus when asked about the answer in question 20?

5. How does Cradoc earn his living?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Placidus's attitude at dinner that night?

2. What does Esca show Marcus do illustrate the difference between Rome and Britain?

3. What does the Legate think happened to the Ninth Legion's Eagle and what does he fear?

4. What does Marcus consider his true home and why?

5. How do Romans place seasoned and new soldiers in formation?

6. Who is Claudius Hieronimianus and who does he bring to dinner with him?

7. What happens when Marcus gives Esca his freedom and what does it symbolize?

8. Explain why Cottia had not returned to the garden to see Cub or Marcus for three days and what Marcus does about it.

9. What does the physician say about Marcus's injuries and how does Marcus feel about his time at his uncle's?

10. Describe how Marcus fares after his heroic attack on the chariot.

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