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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How could Agricola take advantage of the staff-captaincy post?
(a) He was able to travel to any country he preferred.
(b) He could order others around even if it was not relevant to the military.
(c) He could stay in the back of the battle without question.
(d) He was able to leave more easily.

2. What did Tacitus claim was the purpose of "baritus"?
(a) To show appreciation for a well-done victory.
(b) To impress a female with a handsome song.
(c) To challenge the enemy to a battle from afar.
(d) To unite valour before battle.

3. 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) Let the chief have the follower's credit of heroism.
(c) Give a portion of his spoils to the chief after a pillage.
(d) Protect the chief's family as well.

4. What was so unique about the German tribe Chauci?
(a) They were pacifists.
(b) They sung during battle.
(c) They wore their hair long.
(d) They dwelled in peace as well as in war.

5. 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.

6. In addition to arms as gifts, what had the Romans influenced the Germans to accept as gifts?
(a) Gold.
(b) Pearls.
(c) Slaves.
(d) Money.

7. The German peoples can be described as __________.
(a) Naive.
(b) Practical.
(c) Frivolous.
(d) Ostentatious.

8. In addition to omens in a bird's flight, what other ways did Germans read omens and warnings?
(a) Listening to special horses.
(b) From cattle manure.
(c) Via tea leaves.
(d) In a sheep's cry.

9. Modern knowledge shows what about Tacitus' account of German dress?
(a) Tacitus gave a narrow view of the varying dress between tribes.
(b) Reliefs and coins shows agreement and further evidence.
(c) Tacitus did not really talk about the German's dress.
(d) Images from reliefs and coins contradict Tacitus' account.

10. What weakness did Germans have that according to Tacitus made them easily defeated?
(a) Lack of seriousness.
(b) Overconfidence.
(c) Grudges against one another.
(d) Intemperance of drink.

11. 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.

12. Who was the earth-born god of the Germans?
(a) Fraujaz.
(b) Austro.
(c) Teiwaz.
(d) Tuisto.

13. "The Germania" is believed to come from a single manuscript written in what century?
(a) 9th century.
(b) Early 6th century.
(c) 100 A.D.
(d) Early 16th century.

14. What held back efficiency in a German assembly of chiefs?
(a) Stubborness.
(b) Lack of leadership.
(c) Lack of punctuality.
(d) Drink.

15. How do present historians know about British kings of the past?
(a) From folklore songs.
(b) From native coins.
(c) From legends in storytelling.
(d) Ancient forts are always named after a king.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who got to voice their opinions in major affairs in German tribes?

2. The Chatti showed steady courage in warfare through what?

3. How were the Germans' squadrons grouped?

4. What was necessary for the German people to keep tabs in hierarchy?

5. What did Germans fear for their women?

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