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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What year does the book, Patricians at Bay begin?
(a) 576 BC.
(b) 467 BC.
(c) 567 BC.
(d) 476 BC.

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

3. What threat causes the senate to offer debtors a relief from their debts if they agree to serve in the military?
(a) The threat of the Nervians.
(b) The threat of the Batavians.
(c) The threat of the Tungrians.
(d) The threat of the Volscians.

4. Who are the main perpetrators of the mass hysteria surrounding the battles the Romans fight in?
(a) People who live inside of the city.
(b) People who live outside of the city.
(c) People who are actively involved in the battles.
(d) People who lost friends or relatives in the battles.

5. How do the senators show their fear for the people's increasing awareness of the debt crisis?
(a) They attempt to create new laws for time payments.
(b) They attempt to talk with the people more directly.
(c) They resign.
(d) They stay away.

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

7. What is the reason given for why parents are eventually allowed to move into Rome?
(a) To be political advisors.
(b) To be closer to relatives.
(c) To contribute to the economy.
(d) To increase Rome's population even more.

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

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

10. What planet's name is given to the temple to a deity?
(a) Jupiter.
(b) Neptune.
(c) Pluto.
(d) Saturn.

11. 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.

12. What does Servius institute while serving as the King of Rome?
(a) A limit to what elected officials can earn.
(b) A limit to what the Roman people can earn.
(c) A new trade agreement with other countries.
(d) The census.

13. What are the women asked to disregard pertaining to the men they found themselves with at the start of Rome?
(a) Their resentment.
(b) Their attachment.
(c) Their hatred.
(d) Their fondness.

14. What is the slave given for his role in preventing the conspiracy?
(a) A place in the senate.
(b) Roman citizenship.
(c) The chance to purchase land.
(d) Free land.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How many years is Rome a Republic before other well known governments are established, such as Athens and Sparta?

2. What is the reason for Tarquin's failure at attempting to retake control of Rome?

3. What does Ancus do to solve the increasing crime problem Rome faces?

4. Which sign do Romulus and Remus become the symbol for?

5. How is Romulus thought of as a leader?

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