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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What was Agricola's reaction to the first attack under his consul?
(a) He decided to wait and see.
(b) He asked the emperor what he should do.
(c) He sent a messenger with a surrender's note.
(d) He went where the action was.

4. What was Augustus's goal as a Roman leader?
(a) To restore the Republic.
(b) To overtake all of Britain and Ireland.
(c) To extend the Roman Empire to twice its size.
(d) To conquer and restore Roman honor.

5. How did Agricola help rectify the treasury?
(a) He issued more coins.
(b) He recovered stolen objects from temple robbers.
(c) He got rid of the corrupted officials in the department.
(d) He understood the economy of supply and demand.

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

7. In the Introduction, Mattingly claims the Germans needed what if they were to ever reach maturity?
(a) A fierce ruler.
(b) A united kingdom.
(c) Power over drinking.
(d) Roman discipline.

8. Tacitus noted that __________ were often confused with Germans by the "civilized."
(a) The Spaniards.
(b) The Gauls.
(c) The Osi.
(d) The Celtics.

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

10. What major characteristic did Tacitus note about the seas around Britain?
(a) They rushed to the ends of the earth.
(b) They had a large expanse of tidal currents.
(c) They were easy to sail and row through.
(d) The width between Britain and Spain was not as far as assumed.

11. As stated by Mattingly, how does Tacitus compare to other historians of his age in regards to his writings about Germany?
(a) Not appreciated during his time but after his death.
(b) One of the best.
(c) He was highly appreciated during his time but less so in the present.
(d) Mediocre.

12. Who was finally able to restore Roman prestige after years of cruel emperors?
(a) Vitellius.
(b) Caligula.
(c) Nero.
(d) Vespasian.

13. 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) Did not always impose the emperor's laws that were harsh on the people.
(d) Relaxed the presence of the Roman army.

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

15. Tacitus credited whom for Roman successes?
(a) The Roman people.
(b) The governors of the provinces.
(c) The enemies for their own faults.
(d) The great line of emperors.

Short Answer Questions

1. The beginning years of British conquest can be described as __________.

2. How did Tacitus handle his political position under an emperor?

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

4. How was Agricola's death received in general?

5. Of the following, which power did the Roman emperor NOT possess?

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