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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why was so interested in German culture that he wrote about it?
(a) He believed Germans were desecendants from the same gods.
(b) He believed Germans were a constant threat.
(c) He believed Germans had much to offer Roman civilization.
(d) He believed Germans would make great slaves.

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

3. How did Tacitus handle his political position under an emperor?
(a) Followed loyally, despite his own feelings.
(b) Usually manipulated the officials of the emperor to take his stance.
(c) Unwavering with his own stance.
(d) Believed in whatever the emperor believed in.

4. According to Mattingly, what belief lies in "The Agricola"?
(a) The origin of white man's burden.
(b) Roman destiny.
(c) Pure races.
(d) Moderation.

5. Where did Agricola primarily spend his time in the military?
(a) Britain.
(b) Rome.
(c) Germany.
(d) Spain.

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

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

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

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

10. Tacitus summed up Agricola's features as __________.
(a) Charming.
(b) Stoic.
(c) Striking.
(d) Passionate.

11. What rumor was spread after Agricola's death?
(a) He was poisoned.
(b) He never fought in a battle.
(c) He commited suicide.
(d) His triumphs were shams.

12. When Cerealis became the British governor, how did Agricola prove himself to him?
(a) He stood up to Cerealis when he disagreed with a plan.
(b) He did well with army detachment missions.
(c) He always agreed with Cerealis.
(d) He was the first to offer himself in the line of duty.

13. What did Agricola not live to see?
(a) Germany cross the Rhine into Roman territory.
(b) Domitian seige the Senate.
(c) Britain revolt and gain back all its land.
(d) His daughter get married.

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

15. What was the outcome when the British launched a night attack on the 9th legion?
(a) Despite the surprise, the sheer number outweighed the British and the 9th legion won.
(b) The 9th legion lost many and got incorporated into Agricola's legion.
(c) The British succeeded and brought the momentum into future battles.
(d) Agricola followed and attacked the British from the rear.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Augustus handle the Germans?

2. How did the public feel about Agricola's role in Britain?

3. What was Tacitus' relationship to Agricola?

4. Who was ruling the Roman Empire when Gallic tribes revolted against Rome and proclaimed their own empire?

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

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