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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Why would the Cotini be more ashamed than other tribes because they worked in the iron mines of Germany?
(a) They could have used the iron to make weapons instead of tribute to the Romans.
(b) The iron mines were considered as low of a job as a slave.
(c) Iron mines were considered base because of its disturbance to the outdoor altars.
(d) It was disgraceful against the German kings to mine the iron for anyone else.

3. What physical attributes did Tacitus describe in the German people?
(a) Large and hairy.
(b) Short, freckly, with red hair.
(c) Dark hair and stout.
(d) Blue eyes, red hair, with big frames.

4. What custom did Chatti boys assume until they showed their worth of birth?
(a) They shaved and showed no beard until they survived a battle.
(b) They worked in the home until they proved they can fight.
(c) Took their mother's name until their first war, then they were given their father's name.
(d) They continued to grow their hair until their first enemy kill.

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

6. How did the German tribe Ubii show pride in being a Roman colony?
(a) They took on new Roman names.
(b) They voluntarily gave agricultural gifts at harvest.
(c) They wore togas.
(d) They kept out intruders at the Rhine.

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

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

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

10. Present knowledge shows which group immigrated into Britain at least three separate times?
(a) The Celts.
(b) The Romans.
(c) The Vikings.
(d) The Gauls.

11. Although feuds between families passed on to heirs, what reconciled them?
(a) A fair duel.
(b) Enough gold and silver.
(c) Enough cattle and sheep.
(d) An arranged marriage to unite the two families.

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

13. Tacitus felt the only form of wealth Germans had was __________.
(a) Their population number.
(b) Gold.
(c) Cereal crops.
(d) Livestock.

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

15. What generally separated the ancient Germans from other peoples?
(a) An arbitrary political boundary.
(b) An ancient stone wall.
(c) Seas.
(d) Physical landscapes.

Short Answer Questions

1. How were the Germans' squadrons grouped?

2. What was one of the most shameful acts a German soldier could do?

3. In addition to arms as gifts, what had the Romans influenced the Germans to accept as gifts?

4. What were the Germans' choice of arms?

5. Who were the first to be known as Germani?

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