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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How did the British help the Romans succeed in conquering more regions?
(a) The British underestimated the Roman leaders and was not prepared for war.
(b) The British were fooled to give away their horses to the Romans.
(c) The British tribes fought against one another.
(d) The British allied with the Romans on campaigns into Germany.

3. How was Agricola's death received in general?
(a) Many did not notice.
(b) It seemed to concern everyone.
(c) Domitian disallowed grievance over Agricola.
(d) The enemies celebrated.

4. Which German tribe(s) invaded Italy in 113 B.C.?
(a) Cimbri and Teutoni.
(b) Fenni.
(c) Seubi.
(d) Osi.

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

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

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

8. How did Agricola take advantage of his first victory?
(a) He took a promotion.
(b) He asked for a parade.
(c) He did not.
(d) He took the majority of the spoils.

9. What was Agricola best known for?
(a) His diplomatic skills.
(b) His ability to execute a surprise attack.
(c) His tactics and forts.
(d) His oratory skills.

10. How did Augustus handle the Germans?
(a) He advanced to the Elbe.
(b) He kept them at the Rhine.
(c) He ignored their presence and concentrated on Britain.
(d) He advanced over the Rhine.

11. According to Mattingly, what was most important to Tacitus in his life?
(a) The reigning emperor.
(b) His family.
(c) His mother.
(d) His career.

12. How do modern historians identify Agricola's permanent forts?
(a) By Trajan's detailed accounts.
(b) Through archaelogical excavation.
(c) By Mattingly's history research.
(d) By Tacitus' detailed accounts.

13. What was Tacitus' relationship to Agricola?
(a) He was Agricola's son-in-law.
(b) He was Agricola's son.
(c) He was Agricola's military right hand man.
(d) They had no direct relationship.

14. Tired of Roman rule, under whom did the British unit to revolt while Paulinus was in Britain?
(a) Caratacus.
(b) King Cogidumnus.
(c) Aulus.
(d) Boudicca.

15. 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) The Romans are all bark and no bite.
(c) A house divided against itself cannot stand.
(d) Show the Romans they are biting off more than they can chew.

Short Answer Questions

1. For what reason would the Romans not bother to conquer a country?

2. Where did Agricola stand when fighting with his men?

3. How did Agricola's successes become so famous?

4. The invasion of Italy by the Germans was __________.

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

(see the answer keys)

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