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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was finally able to restore Roman prestige after years of cruel emperors?
(a) Vespasian.
(b) Vitellius.
(c) Caligula.
(d) Nero.

2. Which Caledonian addressed the British men to inspire courage against the Romans?
(a) Boudicca.
(b) Cogidumnus.
(c) Calgacus.
(d) Cuchulain.

3. What did Tacitus falsely believe Britain had that was worth conquering?
(a) Excellent cattle and sheep.
(b) Good farming lands.
(c) Iron.
(d) Gold and silver.

4. What was one way a non-native established Roman citizenship?
(a) Became a slave for seven years.
(b) Gave useful military information.
(c) Worked in the emperor's household.
(d) Enlisted in the army.

5. What was Agricola best known for?
(a) His ability to execute a surprise attack.
(b) His tactics and forts.
(c) His oratory skills.
(d) His diplomatic skills.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Tacitus feel the need to apologize for his life?

2. Which Roman ruler was the first to try to conquer Britain?

3. According to Mattingly, what belief lies in "The Agricola"?

4. What style of writing did Tacitus follow?

5. How did Augustus handle the Germans?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some ways historians confirm Tacitus' account of Germany?

2. How was the "Clyde and Forth" both good for the British and the Romans?

3. What were some hints in "The Agricola" that showed Tacitus' true feelings about Domitian?

4. How did Tacitus describe Fenni life and how they reached a state of contentment that was far from Roman life?

5. Compare the role of women in German warfare to women in Roman warfare as Tacitus described it.

6. Tacitus believed what was the general custom concerning the dead in Germany?

7. What does Mattingly claim about German gods and the American calendar system?

8. Describe Tacitus' theories of British origin.

9. Tacitus wrote "The Hundred" was what significance to Germany?

10. How did Tacitus believe Rome's first encounter with Germans occurred?

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