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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The British speech Tacitus paraphrased in "The Agricola" that was used to rally against the Romans can be summed up in which statement?
(a) Action speaks louder than words.
(b) Show the Romans they are biting off more than they can chew.
(c) A house divided against itself cannot stand.
(d) The Romans are all bark and no bite.

2. How were officials chosen for provinces?
(a) By the praetorian guards.
(b) By the people.
(c) The Senate chose for peaceful provinces and the emperor for restless ones.
(d) The emperor chose for all provinces.

3. Of the following, which title did Tacitus never hold?
(a) Orator.
(b) Governor.
(c) Colonel.
(d) Senator.

4. Who was ruling the Roman Empire when Gallic tribes revolted against Rome and proclaimed their own empire?
(a) Augustus.
(b) Vespasian.
(c) Domitian.
(d) Trajan.

5. Between which years was Tacitus alive?
(a) A.D. 85-150.
(b) B.C. 50-115.
(c) A.D. 50-115.
(d) A.D. 500-1115.

Short Answer Questions

1. What major characteristic did Tacitus note about the seas around Britain?

2. What was Agricola's reaction to the first attack under his consul?

3. Why was so interested in German culture that he wrote about it?

4. What was Agricola best known for?

5. With which ruler did Agricola have the most tense relationship?

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