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 unique characteristic was observed in the Germans' holy places?

2. How did the German tribe Ubii show pride in being a Roman colony?

3. What weakness did Germans have that according to Tacitus made them easily defeated?

4. What was unique about a betrothed German couple?

5. A toga for a Roman youth was equivalent to what for a German youth?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What did Tacitus fail to detail when telling the biography of Agricola's surroundings and environment? Was this intentional or a reflection of his faults as a writer? Provide areas where he could have given more detail and how it would help the biography.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Describe how religion played a role in German culture. How was it involved in their history, their belief of human origin, warfare, etc.?

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