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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Agricola's third year in Britain, he focused on what in particular?
(a) Tried to leave Britain for Germany.
(b) Granted citizenship for all of Britain.
(c) He built forts.
(d) He extended the conquered land to the entire isle.

2. Which Caledonian addressed the British men to inspire courage against the Romans?
(a) Calgacus.
(b) Cogidumnus.
(c) Cuchulain.
(d) Boudicca.

3. During Agricola's praetorship, his responsibility of public games can be described as __________.
(a) A happy medium.
(b) Excessive.
(c) Too sparse in public opinion.
(d) Strictly prohibitive.

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

5. What did Agricola not live to see?
(a) His daughter get married.
(b) Britain revolt and gain back all its land.
(c) Germany cross the Rhine into Roman territory.
(d) Domitian seige the Senate.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Mattingly, what seems to be missing from Tacitus' accounts of Britain?

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

3. What other country did Agricola want to conquer in order to surround Britain?

4. Of the following, what was most upsetting for Tacitus in regards to Agricola's death?

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

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