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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How is the problem of debt described?
(a) As a past civil problem..
(b) As a manageable civil and social problem.
(c) As an unmanageable civil and social problem.
(d) As a past social problem.

2. What does the group, the Aurunci, consist of?
(a) Just one country.
(b) More than one town.
(c) Just one town.
(d) More than one country.

3. Although it is a decisive Roman victory, what are the total losses on both sides of the war that results in one of the consuls being injured, and the other being beheaded?
(a) Between eleven and twelve thousand men.
(b) Between nine and ten thousand men.
(c) Between fourteen and fifteen thousand men.
(d) Between eight and nine thousand men.

4. How do the women stop the first known war between the inhabitants of Rome?
(a) They sign a petition and bring it to Romulus.
(b) They position themselves between the opposing armies.
(c) They speak to Romulus and convince him to stop it.
(d) They threaten to leave the city forever.

5. In the Romans' victory over the Albans, how many total combatant deaths are there?
(a) Seven.
(b) Five.
(c) Four.
(d) Two.

6. How long did Romulus rule for?
(a) Thirty-seven years.
(b) Forty-seven years.
(c) Twenty-seven years.
(d) Seventeen years.

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

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

9. What situation is the most common setting for a Dictator to be named of Rome?
(a) Civil unrest.
(b) A war.
(c) A financial crisis.
(d) A shortage of supplies.

10. What result does the death of King Romulus have on Rome?
(a) It makes the Romans more vulnerable.
(b) It makes the Romans less vulnerable.
(c) It causes the Romans to wage a civil war.
(d) It causes the Romans to stop the civil war going on.

11. Which sign do Romulus and Remus become the symbol for?
(a) Leo.
(b) Virgo.
(c) Gemini.
(d) Libra.

12. What is the perception of Rome while Pompilius presides there?
(a) It is peaceful but lacks discipline.
(b) It is volatile and undisciplined.
(c) It is peaceful and well disciplined.
(d) It is volatile but disciplined.

13. What does Romulus become known as?
(a) The direction of Rome.
(b) The foundation of Rome.
(c) The preservation of Rome.
(d) The destruction of Rome.

14. Which one of the following is not an event that is included in the book as an ominous sign for Rome?
(a) A volcanic eruption.
(b) Extensive flooding of the rivers.
(c) A talking cow.
(d) Fire in the sky.

15. What do the Romans surprisingly do after Cloelia successfully escapes from Porsena?
(a) They separate her from her family.
(b) They refuse to allow her entrance to Rome.
(c) They return her to Porsena.
(d) They do not recognize her.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many years is a consul given to serve when the position is first created?

2. What are the women asked to disregard pertaining to the men they found themselves with at the start of Rome?

3. How does Hostilius consider Pompilius's culture to be?

4. Who does Tarquin recruit to assist him in the effort to regain Rome after he is banished?

5. What does the group of pacifists call themselves?

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