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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Tacitus falsely believe Britain had that was worth conquering?
(a) Iron.
(b) Gold and silver.
(c) Excellent cattle and sheep.
(d) Good farming lands.

2. Tacitus felt what lesson was the hardest to remember in philosophy?
(a) Accordance between religion and humanities.
(b) Impartiality.
(c) Ethics.
(d) A sense of proportion.

3. How did the public feel about Agricola's role in Britain?
(a) They were in favor of his work.
(b) They thought he was too soft with the British.
(c) They felt he was a failure in his campaigns.
(d) They believed he was a puppet of Domitian.

4. Mattingly suggests modern Germany thinks of "The Germania" in what way?
(a) As an unofficial work without real evidence.
(b) As wrong and banned from the schools.
(c) As fictitious.
(d) As a patriotic piece.

5. Why did Tacitus feel the need to apologize for his life?
(a) He failed to prevent Agricola's poisoning.
(b) He lacked in military success.
(c) He failed to be as great as Agricola.
(d) He was a Senator during tyranny.

Short Answer Questions

1. What style of writing did Tacitus follow?

2. Of the following, what was more resented by the people than tax?

3. As stated by Mattingly, how does Tacitus compare to other historians of his age in regards to his writings about Germany?

4. What lesson from others' experience did Agricola consider when he was victorious in battles?

5. Where did Rome tend to enact its rules?

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