The Agricola; and the Germania; Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The beginning years of British conquest can be described as __________.
(a) A rollover of the British isle by the Romans.
(b) A swing of victories between both parties.
(c) The Romans fighting against a brick wall with no arms.
(d) A slow but progressive campaign by the Romans.

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

3. Rome's first attempt to conquer Britain can be described as __________.
(a) An easy success.
(b) The beginning of colonialism.
(c) A failure.
(d) The end of Celtic culture.

4. Mattingly states all of the following are "characteristic weaknesses" of ancient Germans EXCEPT what?
(a) Passion for war.
(b) Indolence.
(c) Stubborness.
(d) Drunkeness.

5. What did Otho's fleet do to Agricola?
(a) Poisoned him.
(b) Denied his power as consul and disobeyed his orders.
(c) Murdered his mother and plundered her fortunes.
(d) Surprise attacked him from the rear.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the outcome when the British launched a night attack on the 9th legion?

2. What was Tacitus' relationship to Agricola?

3. What happened to Maroboduus, the Marcomannic king?

4. Why did Tacitus feel the need to apologize for his life?

5. Despite a quiet retirement, why did many ask Agricola to return to duty?

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