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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Livy describe Tarquin's rule over Rome?
(a) Mysterious.
(b) Chaotic.
(c) Evil.
(d) Confusing.

2. According to Cloelia, what does gender influence?
(a) Creativity.
(b) Bravery.
(c) Expectations.
(d) Intelligence.

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

4. How do the political leaders of Rome gain the support of the people early on?
(a) By avoiding the wars they wage.
(b) By serving in the military along with the soldiers.
(c) By successfully predicting the outcome of the wars they wage.
(d) By following the advice of established military leaders.

5. Who does Tarquin recruit to assist him in the effort to regain Rome after he is banished?
(a) The Ligurians.
(b) The Umbrians.
(c) The Etruscans.
(d) The Venetians.

6. What type of republic do the Romans choose their form of government over?
(a) Grecian.
(b) Macedonian.
(c) Turkish.
(d) Albanian.

7. Where does Romulus gather people from to help start Rome's population?
(a) All of the surrounding countries.
(b) A select amount of the surrounding villages.
(c) A select amount of the surrounding countries.
(d) All of the surrounding villages.

8. How do the Romans use war in the second part of The Republic?
(a) Only preservation and expansion.
(b) Only preservation.
(c) Preservation, resources, and expansion.
(d) Only preservation and resources.

9. 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) The city cannot find more than a few people that the Romans would elect.
(d) They tried a political system with many leaders and it did not work.

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

11. How is Horatius given a reprieve from the death penalty after his tragic response to his sister's reaction to the battle?
(a) No witnesses will testify against him.
(b) The senate does not want to lose him as a soldier.
(c) He is considered to have been in an abnormal state after the battle.
(d) He is found innocent of all charges.

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

13. What serious problem do the Romans turn to religion for help with?
(a) The fear of the lights in the sky.
(b) The wars.
(c) The plague.
(d) The financial burden of debts.

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

15. How attentive to the people's needs are the oligarchic rulers?
(a) It depends on the cirumstances.
(b) It is impossible for them to be attentive to them.
(c) They are always attentive to them by choice.
(d) They are rarely attentive to them by choice.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does the group of pacifists call themselves?

3. What is the reason given for why parents are eventually allowed to move into Rome?

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

5. What is the slave given for his role in preventing the conspiracy?

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