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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What special privilege did the Hermundui have in the Roman Empire?
(a) They were considered neutral and never attacked.
(b) They were granted citizenship.
(c) They were not taxed.
(d) They were allowed beyond the banks to trade inland.

2. In Chapter 31, why did Mattingly believe Tacitus was mistaken in saying the Brigantes burned a Roman colony under a woman ruler?
(a) The Romans conquered the Brigantes long before the supposed burning.
(b) The Brigantes were a peaceful people.
(c) The Brigantes never had a woman leader in their history.
(d) The Brigantes actually helped the Romans and accepted their aid.

3. Why did Agricola build forts to surround newly submitted British?
(a) It controlled imports and exports.
(b) It built fear in them.
(c) It kept them from escaping.
(d) It protected the British from their unconquered neighbors.

4. German strength in fighting was best seen in their __________.
(a) Arms.
(b) Infantry.
(c) Cavalry.
(d) Courage.

5. Who were under Roman rule but was not subjected to taxes and used only for war purposes?
(a) The Treviri.
(b) The Nevii.
(c) The Batavi.
(d) The Osi.

6. Tacitus criticized the Germans' agriculture calendar because of what?
(a) They did not consider autumn.
(b) They only had two seasons.
(c) They could not grow wheat.
(d) They used the lunar calendar.

7. What were the Germans' choice of arms?
(a) Spears.
(b) Trebuchets.
(c) Horses.
(d) Battle axes.

8. Tacitus criticized the Sitones more than other German tribes because of what cultural difference?
(a) They were polygamous.
(b) The women were allowed to fight next to the men.
(c) Men were in war so the women trained the boys at home for war.
(d) The women were the ruling sex.

9. The Chatti showed steady courage in warfare through what?
(a) Deliberate movements rather than quick rushes.
(b) They kept an unwavering flag throughout battle.
(c) Their impressive unified steps into the beginning of a battle.
(d) Their steady chants.

10. How did Tacitus distinguish some tribes as German and not Sarmations?
(a) Sarmations were blonde and lighter-skinned.
(b) By their clothing style.
(c) By their primary weapons.
(d) Sarmations were nomadic while Germans lived in homes.

11. Who got to voice their opinions in major affairs in German tribes?
(a) The generals.
(b) The women.
(c) The whole community.
(d) Chiefs only.

12. What did Germans fear for their women?
(a) Starvation.
(b) Death.
(c) Enslavement.
(d) An impoverished life.

13. What was an obligation of a follower to a German chief in addition to protecting him?
(a) Let the chief have his daughter in marriage.
(b) Protect the chief's family as well.
(c) Give a portion of his spoils to the chief after a pillage.
(d) Let the chief have the follower's credit of heroism.

14. During assembly, how did the Germans show respectful agreement?
(a) Clashed their weapons.
(b) Kept silence.
(c) Nodded their heads.
(d) Said "Ja."

15. Of the following, which was one way a German became a slave among his own men?
(a) Surrendered his shield.
(b) Commited adultery.
(c) Lacked a kill by the age of fifteen.
(d) Gambled his freedom away.

Short Answer Questions

1. How could Agricola take advantage of the staff-captaincy post?

2. Tacitus believed the earth was what shape?

3. Modern knowledge shows what about Tacitus' account of German dress?

4. What held back efficiency in a German assembly of chiefs?

5. How were the Germans' squadrons grouped?

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