The Agricola; and the Germania; Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Germans fear for their women?

2. Who was the earth-born god of the Germans?

3. Tacitus criticized the Germans' agriculture calendar because of what?

4. What did Tacitus claim was the purpose of "baritus"?

5. Although feuds between families passed on to heirs, what reconciled them?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What evidence in "The Agricola" shows the story was as much a eulogy as a biography?

Essay Topic 2

As a historian, write how well Tacitus described the German peoples, culture, land, climate, etc. Did he do well with detail, impartiality, etc.? Provide evidence from the book.

Essay Topic 3

According to Tacitus, how had storytelling changed over generations?

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