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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Why did Rome want to conquer Britain?
(a) Purely for victory over more lands.
(b) For their gold and silver.
(c) For their knowledge of arms.
(d) For revenge.

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

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

5. What would help a defendant of a crime if Agricola was the judge of punishment?
(a) Genuine repentance.
(b) Bribery.
(c) Willingness to give service in the Roman army.
(d) Absolute evidence of innocence.

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

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

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

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

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

11. Of the following, which power did the Roman emperor NOT possess?
(a) Military command.
(b) Initiate legislation.
(c) Power of censorship.
(d) Ability to recall elections.

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

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

14. Where did Rome tend to enact its rules?
(a) Amongst the impoverished rural areas.
(b) In the cities and money classes.
(c) In the conquered colonies.
(d) They were unsuccessful in doing so.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why was so interested in German culture that he wrote about it?

2. In the battle against the united British tribes on Mount Graupius, how did the number of fallen compare?

3. In the Introduction, Mattingly claims the Germans needed what if they were to ever reach maturity?

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

5. In Agricola's third year in Britain, he focused on what in particular?

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