Final Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does a warrior tell Marcus about the legion?
2. What is the tune he begins to sing?
3. Who is in charge of the fort at Borcovicus where Marcus and Esca come to the wall?
4. What does the old man show Marcus?
5. Two days later, still a long way from the wall, where do Marcus and Esca take refuge?
The Sixth Legion is based at Eburacum, the site of the present-day city of York. The Eagle symbolizes the honor of the Roman Legions. Strong, powerful and unmerciful, the bird of prey represents both the best and worst of Roman military might. Wingless and fallen into the hands of Druids or tribesmen, it is a powerful emblem of defeat. Protecting their Eagle was a potent rallying point for Romans soldiers. Some standards bearers were even known to rush into battle, forcing their more cautious cohort to follow them to protect the almost sacred Eagle.
Do you think the Eagle as a symbol is worth men giving up their lives? If you consider it a waste, why? If you don't, why? For what would you be willing to give up your life?
What do you see are the differences and similarities between Marcus and Esca? Discuss their values, personalities, approaches to problems and values.
Students will write a persuasive essay on whether Rome's invasion and occupation of Rome Britain made conditions better or worse in that country.
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