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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 name did Caligula start using in his divine form?
(a) Jove
(b) Julius
(c) Jupiter
(d) Juno

2. What does Livia ask Plancina to do?
(a) To leave Rome and return to Syria after Piso's death
(b) Persuade Piso to kill himself before the trial ends
(c) Use her witchcraft to kill Agrippina and her children
(d) Get the incriminating letter that Livia wrote to Piso

3. What does Tiberius do after Livia shames him?
(a) He leaves Rome on the advice of Sejanus.
(b) He accuses her of murdering Postumus.
(c) He begs her to stop persecuting him.
(d) He cultivates a friendship with Agrippina.

4. Where did Tiberius live once he left Rome?
(a) In a villa in Pompeii
(b) On the island of Capri
(c) In the city of Capua
(d) In the town of Lyons

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Caligula made all the palace men shave their heads because:

2. Cassius Chærea was disgusted when Caligula made him:

3. What happened to Martina, the chief witness against Piso and Plancina?

4. What thought does Claudius comfort himself with as he is made emperor?

5. Where was Caligula assassinated?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Tiberius get rid of Sejanus?

2. What does Claudius hope will happen once Caligula announces his new status as a God?

3. What power does Livia still hold over Tiberius?

4. Why does Agrippina become alienated from Claudius?

5. How does a lizard foretell Tiberius's death?

6. Why does Livia play up the rivalry between Sejanus and Castor to Tiberius?

7. How does Caligula wage war on Neptune?

8. Why is Livia so insistent on becoming a Goddess?

9. How does Sejanus arrange for Claudius's divorce?

10. What metaphor does Claudius use to describe Tiberius's rule?

(see the answer keys)

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