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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who helped Nerva bring the praetorian guards to obedience?
(a) Trajan.
(b) Agricola.
(c) Aulus.
(d) Vitellius.

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

3. 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 felt he was a failure in his campaigns.
(d) They thought he was too soft with the British.

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

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

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

7. 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 were fooled to give away their horses to the Romans.
(c) The British tribes fought against one another.
(d) The British underestimated the Roman leaders and was not prepared for war.

8. 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.

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

10. How were officials chosen for provinces?
(a) The emperor chose for all provinces.
(b) The Senate chose for peaceful provinces and the emperor for restless ones.
(c) By the people.
(d) By the praetorian guards.

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

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

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

14. Tacitus claimed the British military's strength was in __________.
(a) The knowledge of the lands.
(b) The weaponry.
(c) The cavalry.
(d) The infantry.

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 was Agricola's reaction to the first attack under his consul?

2. How did Augustus handle the Germans?

3. When Agricola returned to Rome, why did he intentionally return at night?

4. How did Agricola's arrival in Britain differ from the usual arrival of a new governor?

5. What did Agricola do in his first year that helped Britain appreciate peace more?

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