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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What memorable adventure happened to the Usipi?
(a) They had the best victory over Roman legions in history.
(b) They ran into the Fenni and were almost eaten by them.
(c) They sailed around North Britain, starved and were mistaken as pirates.
(d) They almost drowned in stormy seas off the coast of Britain.

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

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

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

5. The British speech Tacitus paraphrased in "The Agricola" that was used to rally against the Romans can be summed up in which statement?
(a) A house divided against itself cannot stand.
(b) The Romans are all bark and no bite.
(c) Action speaks louder than words.
(d) Show the Romans they are biting off more than they can chew.

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

7. Of the following, what was more resented by the people than tax?
(a) The emperor's power.
(b) The lack of citizenship.
(c) Occupation of the Roman army.
(d) Profiteering tricks.

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

9. What was Agricola's motivation to conquer Britain?
(a) He wanted to impress his father.
(b) He wanted to get the emperor jealous.
(c) He wanted a triumph.
(d) Roman destiny.

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

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

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

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

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

15. According to a Caledonian, what kept the Gauls and Germans under Roman rule?
(a) Lack of warfare experience.
(b) Indolence.
(c) Terror and intimidation.
(d) The benefits under Roman rule.

Short Answer Questions

1. What would help a defendant of a crime if Agricola was the judge of punishment?

2. Who was finally able to restore Roman prestige after years of cruel emperors?

3. What happened to Maroboduus, the Marcomannic king?

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

5. How were officials chosen for provinces?

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