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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 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

2. Which senator challenges Tiberius's reluctance to accept power?
(a) Gallus
(b) Cassius
(c) Atticus
(d) Crispus

3. What really happened to Postumus?
(a) He agreed to go back to his island.
(b) He gave up his cause and disappeared.
(c) He was tortured and then killed.
(d) He was captured and sent to Eqypt.

4. Sejanus persuaded Tiberius to. . .
(a) raise the taxes to pay bonuses to the soldiers.
(b) build a permanent camp for the Roman Guards.
(c) create a special political office for Sejanus.
(d) appoint him to the senate after Haterius left.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Claudius shout when he is told about Augustus's death?

2. What project does Livia stop Claudius from completing?

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

4. What is the best part of Germanicus's final incursions against the Germans?

5. Name all of Julia's husbands.

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Claudius feel about his son, Drusillus?

2. Why does Livia not expose Drusus's plan to dethrone Augustus?

3. Why does Livia make sure that Claudius is gone while Germanicus is in Rome?

4. What does the nobleman predict will happen based on Claudius catching the wolf cub?

5. What criticism does Pollio make about Livy?

6. How does Germanicus keep the Roman regiments from revolting?

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

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

9. Why does Livia target Julilla and her unborn child?

10. What book does Claudius write after finishing his history on Augustus's religious reforms?

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