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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Between which years was Tacitus alive?
(a) B.C. 50-115.
(b) A.D. 50-115.
(c) A.D. 500-1115.
(d) A.D. 85-150.

2. How did Agricola's successes become so famous?
(a) Via Domitian's excessive praise.
(b) Through Tacitus' writings.
(c) Trajan wrote a famous eulogy.
(d) The number of archaelogical evidence of his forts.

3. What did Domitian offer Agricola for his triumph?
(a) Syria.
(b) A post in Germany.
(c) Nothing.
(d) A parade.

4. What happened to the emperor of Rome?
(a) Assassinated.
(b) Died in old age.
(c) Understood the significance of the Senate during his reign.
(d) Killed in battle.

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

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

7. Agricola was brought up with an education in __________.
(a) Martial arts.
(b) British history.
(c) German history.
(d) Liberal arts.

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

9. Between which years were Agricola's campaigns in Britain?
(a) 78-84 A.D.
(b) 578 A.D. - 584 A.D.
(c) 2 A.D. - 7 A.D.
(d) 53-68 A.D.

10. What did Agricola do in his first year that helped Britain appreciate peace more?
(a) Stopped corrupt officials.
(b) Was lenient in giving citizenships.
(c) Relaxed the presence of the Roman army.
(d) Did not always impose the emperor's laws that were harsh on the people.

11. What undertone does Mattingly suggest is written in "The Agricola"?
(a) Agricola single-handedly conquered Britain.
(b) A political tone of moderation.
(c) The emperor is too egocentric to see the Empire's weaknesses.
(d) The Roman Empire should never have tried to conquer Germany.

12. What was Rome's knowledge of Britain during Tacitus' lifetime?
(a) Nothing more than there were peoples there.
(b) Complete exploration and knowledge due to Julius Caesar.
(c) Occasional accounts until Agricola arrived and campaigned.
(d) They believed Britain was part of Spain.

13. In the battle against the united British tribes on Mount Graupius, how did the number of fallen compare?
(a) 360 British, 10,000 Romans.
(b) 10,000 British, 360 Romans.
(c) 1000 British, 1000 Romans.
(d) 500 British, 300 Romans.

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

15. What did Tacitus deny existed in Germany?
(a) Domestic slavery.
(b) Intelligence.
(c) Religion.
(d) Agriculture.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Agricola help rectify the treasury?

2. Tacitus noted that __________ were often confused with Germans by the "civilized."

3. How did Agricola's arrival in Britain differ from the usual arrival of a new governor?

4. Tacitus believed the Germans loved what the most?

5. Tacitus credited whom for Roman successes?

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