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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How was Arminius received at home after his win over Quintillius?
(a) He was neither celebrated nor thought of.
(b) He was paraded around.
(c) He was killed by his enemies that were his own countrymen.
(d) They looked upon him suspiciously of the truth.

2. The invasion of Italy by the Germans was __________.
(a) Expected.
(b) Sudden.
(c) Inevitable.
(d) A slow creeping progress.

3. When Agricola returned to Rome, why did he intentionally return at night?
(a) To avoid publicity.
(b) To surprise his wife.
(c) The parade was more fun at night.
(d) To avoid Domitian.

4. Where did Agricola stand when fighting with his men?
(a) He did not fight in the battlegrounds.
(b) In the middle as his men surrounded him.
(c) In the back.
(d) In the very front.

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

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

7. With which ruler did Agricola have the most tense relationship?
(a) Trajan.
(b) Vespasian.
(c) Caligula.
(d) Domitian.

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

9. Mattingly observes what defect in Tactitus' writings?
(a) Exaggeration of stories.
(b) Misspellings.
(c) Carelessness in proper names and dates.
(d) Carelessness in geography and military history.

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

11. Mattingly believes Tacitus underrated what about Rome and Germany's relationship?
(a) The amount of trade that occurred.
(b) Their influence of advancing weaponry in each other's culture.
(c) The diplomatic assemblies that occurred without violence.
(d) The equal influence of religious culture on one another.

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

13. Which Roman ruler was the first to try to conquer Britain?
(a) Claudius.
(b) Julius Caesar.
(c) Caligula.
(d) Tiberius.

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

15. According to Tacitus, Agricola felt it was more "honourable to __________ than to hate."
(a) Die.
(b) Hurt.
(c) Love.
(d) Be loyal.

Short Answer Questions

1. What benefit was there for Agricola when he married Domitia Decidiana?

2. What was Agricola best known for?

3. What memorable adventure happened to the Usipi?

4. What political harmony did Tacitus wish to see in the Roman Republic?

5. What was Agricola's motivation to conquer Britain?

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