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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Name all of Julia's husbands.
(a) Marcellus and Drusus
(b) Agrippa and Tiberius
(c) Agrippa, Tiberius, and Drusus
(d) Marcellus, Agrippa, and Tiberius

2. What does Livia send to her son, Drusus?
(a) A bag containing golden coins
(b) Her personal physician
(c) A letter, denouncing him
(d) A box filled with poisoned food

3. What surprises Augustus most about hearing Claudius declaim?
(a) The large audience loves Claudius.
(b) The speech goes on for two hours.
(c) Claudius is standing straighter.
(d) Claudius does not stammer.

4. Which historian does Claudius hope to emulate?
(a) Livy
(b) Cato
(c) Pollio
(d) Sulpicius

5. 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) Several uprisings led by former slaves
(d) The deaths of a dozen popular senators

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Claudius become his mother's guardian?

2. When Tiberius adopts Germanicus, Claudius's brother is brought into which family?

3. Where does Claudius meet Assinius Pollio?

4. What do Pollio and Livy argue about?

5. What is a Triumvirate?

(see the answer key)

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