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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where do the Romans adopt their religion from?
(a) The Turks.
(b) The Greeks.
(c) The Bulgarians.
(d) The Albanians.

2. What does Cloelia do when she is held hostage for the second time?
(a) She oversees a group of girl hostages.
(b) She oversees the food supply for the hostages.
(c) She oversees another escape by the hostages.
(d) She oversees a group of boy hostages.

3. What never changes, according to the opening of The Patricians at Bay?
(a) The way wars are fought.
(b) Human nature.
(c) The way politics are handled.
(d) Time.

4. According to Livy, what is the one thing that is needed for all politicians to be elected into office?
(a) Financial skills.
(b) Respected ancestors.
(c) Monetary backing.
(d) People skills.

5. Who is the elderly man that brought the issue of debt to the forefront?
(a) A reputable soldier.
(b) A former King.
(c) A former Commander.
(d) A reputable politician.

6. What is Circus Maximus?
(a) A large public stadium.
(b) A large private stadium.
(c) A large, circular shaped senate building.
(d) A large, circular shaped courthouse.

7. How are the Sabine people described in the book?
(a) They are a recurrent opponent of Rome.
(b) They ignore Rome until they are attacked.
(c) They are not aware of Rome at the time the book was written.
(d) They are recurrent allies of Rome.

8. In the original book, how many chapter breaks are there in The Republic?
(a) None.
(b) One.
(c) Three.
(d) Two.

9. Who does the slave turn the information of the conspiracy over to?
(a) The senate.
(b) The people.
(c) The consul.
(d) The army.

10. What is the reason for Tarquin's failure at attempting to retake control of Rome?
(a) Tarquin does not allow his men to rest, so they are too tired to fight Rome.
(b) Tarquin lacks the number of men needed to battle Rome.
(c) The people's fear of Brutus.
(d) The support of the people for Brutus.

11. After the disgrace Tarquin, his wife, and his son have brought to Rome, how many consuls do the Romans decide to elect to replace the kingship?
(a) Four.
(b) One.
(c) Three.
(d) Two.

12. How many years is Rome a Republic before other well known governments are established, such as Athens and Sparta?
(a) About 200 years.
(b) About 120 years.
(c) About 320 years.
(d) About 400 years.

13. How does Romulus urge the men to treat the women as Rome is beginning to build its population?
(a) Carelessly.
(b) Fearfully.
(c) Respectfully.
(d) Disrespectfully.

14. How does the town of Pometia almost defeat the Romans?
(a) They outnumber the Romans by a two to one margin.
(b) They attack the Romans using domestic devices.
(c) They surprise the Romans with an army of well trained soldiers.
(d) They obtain more advanced weaponry than the Romans.

15. What does the author tell the reader he is writing about in the first Introduction?
(a) The first people in Rome that cannot be verified.
(b) The second group of people to inhabit Rome.
(c) The first people in Rome that anyone is certain of.
(d) The group of people who traveled through Rome before it was founded.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the Volscians continue to be for Rome during the time of two consuls?

2. What year does the book, Patricians at Bay begin?

3. Which one of the following is not an event that is included in the book as an ominous sign for Rome?

4. What does Servius institute while serving as the King of Rome?

5. How many tribes does Rome have at this point in their history in the second part of The Republic?

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