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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 11.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What events trigger political unrest in Rome in 5 A.D.?
(a) A series of fires in the poor neighborhoods
(b) Earthquakes, floods, and a famine
(c) The deaths of a dozen popular senators
(d) Several uprisings led by former slaves

2. Why does Claudius become engaged to Urgulanilla?
(a) As a favor to Livia's friend
(b) He falls in love with her
(c) Augustus asks him to marry her
(d) It gives him more political status

3. Where does Claudius meet Assinius Pollio?
(a) In a public bathhouse
(b) At the Imperial Palace
(c) At the Apollo Library
(d) Out on a busy street

4. What do Pollio and Livy argue about?
(a) The Empire and the Republic
(b) Who will succeed Augustus
(c) Which god is most powerful
(d) The proper way to write history

5. What is a Triumvirate?
(a) A type of clothing worn by important statesmen
(b) A group of three men who rule a government
(c) A celebration that takes place after a war
(d) A chariot that was invented by the Romans

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Antonia regard her son, Claudius?

2. Name all of Julia's husbands.

3. What does Pollio bet Livy that Claudius is reading?

4. What notable thing does Claudius do at his first games?

5. What surprises Augustus most about hearing Claudius declaim?

(see the answer key)

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