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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did Afer escape death when he was tried by Caligula for treason?
(a) He offered to let Caligula sleep with his wife.
(b) He flattered Caligula on his oratorical style.
(c) He bribed Caligula to deliver a non-guilty verdict.
(d) He left town before the trial started.

2. Which sister of Caligula did he claim as his favorite?
(a) Julilla
(b) Drusilla
(c) Agrippinilla
(d) Ganymede

3. How old is Caligula when he becomes emperor?
(a) Twenty years old
(b) Thirty-five years old
(c) Twenty-five years old
(d) Thirty years old

4. Claudius's nickname of "Teruncius" translates to:
(a) One Farthing
(b) Naughty Goat
(c) Tuppenny
(d) Chipped Stone

5. The Senator Incitatus was:
(a) Senator Gallus's nephew
(b) Caligula's favorite race horse
(c) The first non-Roman Senator
(d) An actor who made fun of Senators

6. What did Caligula promise Cassius Chærea?
(a) To give him an appointment to the Senate
(b) To send him back to Germany to fight
(c) To allow him to retire with honors
(d) To appoint him as Macro's replacement

7. What was the biggest obstacle to the plot to assassinate Caligula?
(a) Most of the people in Rome still loved Caligula.
(b) The German bodyguards were fanatically devoted to him.
(c) Caligula had a strong network of spies in the palace.
(d) No one was sure if Caligula was mortal or immortal.

8. Who is the first person that Caligula ordered killed after taking the throne?
(a) Gemellus
(b) Cassius
(c) Drusilla
(d) Antonia

9. Whom does Sejanus arrange for Claudius to marry?
(a) His former wife, Apicata
(b) His daughter, Julilla
(c) His step-sister, Ælia
(d) A friend of his named Paulina

10. One of Caligula's first acts is to:
(a) Dissolve the Senate
(b) Declare a general amnesty
(c) Make his grandmother a Goddess
(d) Declare war on Carthage

11. What does Livia beg Claudius to do for her?
(a) Protect her great-grandchildren
(b) Restore the Republic
(c) Tell the true history of Rome
(d) Make sure she is deified

12. How does Tiberius propose rewarding Sejanus for breaking the Leek Green party?
(a) Marrying him to Livilla's daughter
(b) Naming him his successor
(c) Marrying him to Livilla
(d) Giving him a large pension

13. What does Caligula begin to dread after he tortures Brassus?
(a) That the people would begin to hate him
(b) That Jove would smite him for blasphemy
(c) That Brassus's father would seek revenge
(d) That he would be assassinated by his guard

14. What, according to Claudius, was a great turning point in Tiberius's reign?
(a) The retirement to Capri
(b) The death of Livia
(c) The Senate honoring Sejanus
(d) Sejanus banishing Nero

15. What does Livia call Caligula?
(a) Very handsome
(b) An artist
(c) A sweetheart
(d) A monster

Short Answer Questions

1. What finally happens to Plancina?

2. What does Urgulanilla say about Claudius in her will?

3. What book did Tiberius take with him?

4. What agreement do Ælia and Claudius come to regarding their marriage?

5. What happens to Nero's brother, Drusus?

(see the answer keys)

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