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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is Circus Maximus?
(a) A large private stadium.
(b) A large, circular shaped courthouse.
(c) A large, circular shaped senate building.
(d) A large public stadium.
2. What do the Romans surprisingly do after Cloelia successfully escapes from Porsena?
(a) They refuse to allow her entrance to Rome.
(b) They separate her from her family.
(c) They do not recognize her.
(d) They return her to Porsena.
3. Where does Romulus gather people from to help start Rome's population?
(a) All of the surrounding villages.
(b) A select amount of the surrounding villages.
(c) A select amount of the surrounding countries.
(d) All of the surrounding countries.
4. What is the reason given for why parents are eventually allowed to move into Rome?
(a) To contribute to the economy.
(b) To be closer to relatives.
(c) To increase Rome's population even more.
(d) To be political advisors.
5. How do the women stop the first known war between the inhabitants of Rome?
(a) They threaten to leave the city forever.
(b) They position themselves between the opposing armies.
(c) They speak to Romulus and convince him to stop it.
(d) They sign a petition and bring it to Romulus.
6. What does Pompilius primarily focus on?
(a) Eliminating the culture of Rome.
(b) Granting more power to himself.
(c) Civilizing the culture of Rome.
(d) Granting more power to the senate.
7. How is Romulus thought of as a leader?
(a) He is admired, but not respected.
(b) He is respected, but not admired.
(c) He is neither admired nor respected.
(d) He is admired and respected.
8. Which one of the following is not an event that is included in the book as an ominous sign for Rome?
(a) Fire in the sky.
(b) A volcanic eruption.
(c) A talking cow.
(d) Extensive flooding of the rivers.
9. Who does the slave turn the information of the conspiracy over to?
(a) The people.
(b) The consul.
(c) The senate.
(d) The army.
10. What do the Volscians continue to be for Rome during the time of two consuls?
(a) A major opponent of Rome.
(b) A source of work for Rome.
(c) A major ally of Rome.
(d) A source of food for Rome.
11. What are the women asked to disregard pertaining to the men they found themselves with at the start of Rome?
(a) Their fondness.
(b) Their hatred.
(c) Their attachment.
(d) Their resentment.
12. What type of republic do the Romans choose their form of government over?
13. Who is the elderly man that brought the issue of debt to the forefront?
(a) A reputable politician.
(b) A reputable soldier.
(c) A former Commander.
(d) A former King.
14. Why are most of the politicians in Rome oligarchs?
(a) They have seen how political systems with many leaders in other regions have failed.
(b) They can afford to invest the time needed.
(c) They tried a political system with many leaders and it did not work.
(d) The city cannot find more than a few people that the Romans would elect.
15. What kinds of rights are the women promised when Rome is first beginning?
(a) Less rights than were common for Roman wives.
(b) All of the rights proper to Roman wives.
(c) None of the rights proper to Roman wives.
(d) More rights than were common for Roman wives.
Short Answer Questions
1. What situation is the most common setting for a Dictator to be named of Rome?
2. How do the people view the senators' fear of the crowds resulting from the debt problem the city faces?
3. How does Hostilius consider Pompilius's culture to be?
4. In the original book, how many chapter breaks are there in The Republic?
5. How is Horatius given a reprieve from the death penalty after his tragic response to his sister's reaction to the battle?
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