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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 Tiberius tell the senate about Postumus?
(a) That he was still alive on his island
(b) That he died in a shipwreck outside Ostia
(c) That he was really a slave named Clement
(d) That he was killed by one of his sailors

2. To avoid conflict with Julia, Tiberius decides to. . .
(a) exile himself from Rome.
(b) father a child with her.
(c) have an affair with Vipsania.
(d) move back into her bedroom.

3. Where is Claudius during Germanicus's triumphal return to Rome?
(a) In Capua
(b) In Carthage
(c) In Germany
(d) In Ostia

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

5. Who does Actë engage to replace herself as Claudius's mistress?
(a) Æmillia
(b) Urgulanilla
(c) Calpurnia
(d) Agrippanilla

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Livia send to her son, Drusus?

2. What title does Tiberius refuse on Livia's behalf?

3. Germanicus promises Claudius, if he finds evidence that Postumus is innocent, he will. . .

4. Livia finds out about Postumus's escape by. . .

5. What bad luck befalls Germanicus right after his successful battles?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain the meaning of the prophecy that the Oracle Sibyl told to Claudius?

2. What praise does Claudius give to his grandmother, Livia?

3. Why does Tiberius need Livia's help in running the government?

4. Why is Germanicus's support necessary to redeem Postumus in Rome?

5. Why does Germanicus send his wife Agrippina, back to Rome?

6. How does Claudius describe his father's relationship to his troops?

7. What argument does Tiberius use with Germanicus to get him to return to Rome?

8. Why does Claudius wait until Germanicus returns to Rome to tell him that Postumus was innocent?

9. What does Livia do to bring Tiberius back to Rome?

10. How does Tiberius react to Germanicus's loyal quelling of the troop revolts?

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