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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the outcome when the British launched a night attack on the 9th legion?
(a) Agricola followed and attacked the British from the rear.
(b) The British succeeded and brought the momentum into future battles.
(c) The 9th legion lost many and got incorporated into Agricola's legion.
(d) Despite the surprise, the sheer number outweighed the British and the 9th legion won.

2. What lesson from others' experience did Agricola consider when he was victorious in battles?
(a) Injustice afterwards did not help the victory.
(b) Be prepared for a possible revenge.
(c) He celebrated lavishly to show his power.
(d) Instilling fear in the enemy helped retain control.

3. How did Domitian receive news of Agricola's successes?
(a) He was more concerned with Germany and dismissed the news.
(b) He was jealous.
(c) He was elated for some good news.
(d) He was proud of his men.

4. What did Tacitus credit to changing the Gaul's warlike past?
(a) Their inferiority to German warriors.
(b) Agriculture.
(c) Tacitus' famous oration on peace.
(d) Peace within Roman life.

5. Despite a quiet retirement, why did many ask Agricola to return to duty?
(a) Tacitus actively promoted the idea to everyone.
(b) He was the only one who kept Domitian in line.
(c) The other generals were failures.
(d) He was charming and convincing with the enemy.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Agricola take advantage of his first victory?

2. Mattingly observes what defect in Tactitus' writings?

3. What was Rome's knowledge of Britain during Tacitus' lifetime?

4. Where did Rome tend to enact its rules?

5. Why did Tacitus provide so much British history in "The Agricola"?

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