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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the reason for the dispute of Rome's allies?
(a) It is a political dispute.
(b) It is a revolt against the governments of the allies.
(c) It is a civil war.
(d) It is a dispute over territory.

2. What does Claudius encourage Rome to consider in a lengthy speech?
(a) The reputation of the government.
(b) The reputation of the people.
(c) The reputation of the soldiers.
(d) The reputation of the surrounding regions.

3. What part of the government featured a strong military contingent?
(a) The tribunes.
(b) The plebians.
(c) The senate.
(d) The consuls.

4. What is the state of the allies when they approach Rome for mediation?
(a) They are angry at Rome.
(b) They are confused by Rome's current political structure.
(c) They are energized.
(d) They are worn down.

5. How are the Volscians described in the second part of War & Politics?
(a) Loyal enemies of Rome.
(b) Enemies of Rome.
(c) Loyal allies of Rome.
(d) Disloyal allies of Rome.

6. What is the general tone of the author's style?
(a) Factual and accessible.
(b) Exaggerated.
(c) Theoretical and entertaining.
(d) Selective.

7. How does Postumia disguise her disposition?
(a) With rudeness.
(b) With humor.
(c) With politeness.
(d) With deception.

8. How have the allies been fighting their war until they seek a mediator for it?
(a) Each ally has won and lost frequently.
(b) One ally has won the most battles.
(c) The allies cannot determine who has won or lost the battles.
(d) None of the allies have won a battle.

9. How does the government pay for the military?
(a) It taxes the government officials.
(b) It requests donations from other regions.
(c) It taxes the people.
(d) It requests donations from the people.

10. How long were the Volscians an enemy of Rome?
(a) Less than fifty years.
(b) Less than one hundred years.
(c) Over two hundred years.
(d) Over one hundred years.

11. How many classes were originally listed by Servilius?
(a) Two.
(b) Three.
(c) Five.
(d) Four.

12. How many simultaneous campaigns do the Romans attempt to have enough troops to serve in?
(a) Ten.
(b) Seven.
(c) Fourteen.
(d) Three.

13. What decision does Rome make at the end of Rome and the Patricians?
(a) They attack all of the allies.
(b) They declare the land private property of Rome.
(c) They attack half of the allies.
(d) They declare the land public property of Rome.

14. What threat does the revolt of the slaves cause Rome to face?
(a) A civil war.
(b) The overthrow of the government.
(c) The institution of martial law.
(d) Over population.

15. How do the slaves revolt in Rome?
(a) They are assisted by the people.
(b) They are assisted by the military.
(c) They are assisited by other forces.
(d) They are working alone.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the innovation talked about at the end of War & Politics?

2. What part of Livy's tone is consistent throughout the book?

3. What is the controversial yet effective way that Postumius dies?

4. Where does the defeat of Rome mentioned in Part 1of Rome's Capture take place?

5. What kind of power are the Etruscans known for?

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