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. Of all the German tribes, which held the greatest in number?

2. How do present historians know about British kings of the past?

3. "The Germania" is believed to come from a single manuscript written in what century?

4. Tacitus criticized the Sitones more than other German tribes because of what cultural difference?

5. Without proper weapons, shelter, or horses, Tacitus described the Fenni as __________.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare Tacitus' outlook of Germany and Britain to the present outlook of Germany and Britain. How have the countries changed or stayed the same?

Essay Topic 2

Mattingly suggested Germania might have had a small influence in the Nazi effort of bringing back a pure race. What evidence in "The Germania" could support this theory?

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Essay Topic 3

Tacitus was a senator under various rulers, both good and bad. What challenges were there and how did he deal with them? What were some possible reasons he reacted the way he did? Provide examples from the book.

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