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

2. What lesson from others' experience did Agricola consider when he was victorious in battles?
(a) Be prepared for a possible revenge.
(b) Injustice afterwards did not help the victory.
(c) He celebrated lavishly to show his power.
(d) Instilling fear in the enemy helped retain control.

3. Before Tacitus' time, a person who wrote an autobiography was considered to be__________.
(a) Not worth reading about.
(b) Self-confident.
(c) Egocentric.
(d) Insecure.

4. Tacitus felt what lesson was the hardest to remember in philosophy?
(a) A sense of proportion.
(b) Accordance between religion and humanities.
(c) Impartiality.
(d) Ethics.

5. What was the outcome when the British launched a night attack on the 9th legion?
(a) Despite the surprise, the sheer number outweighed the British and the 9th legion won.
(b) The 9th legion lost many and got incorporated into Agricola's legion.
(c) Agricola followed and attacked the British from the rear.
(d) The British succeeded and brought the momentum into future battles.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which Caledonian addressed the British men to inspire courage against the Romans?

2. Tacitus noted that __________ were often confused with Germans by the "civilized."

3. What rumor was spread after Agricola's death?

4. What did Tacitus falsely believe Britain had that was worth conquering?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Tacitus claimed Germans felt what way about materials such as gold and silver?

2. Describe the state of the Roman army as Tacitus believed it to be in Britain during peacetime.

3. How did the Roman profiteers take advantage of the British natives?

4. What did "civilization" mean to Tacitus?

5. How did Tacitus show bits of Roman life in "The Germania?"

6. Describe Tacitus' theories of British origin.

7. Who was Cartimandua and how was she significant in British and Roman history?

8. Why did Tacitus believe it was unlikely the Germans were immigrants from elsewhere?

9. "The Germania" is the study of what in particular? Why was Tacitus so concerned?

10. Looking at the lineage of emperors, what did Tacitus notice in regards to choosing an emperor?

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