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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the conspiracy that is mentioned at the end of the first section in War & Politics?
(a) A plot to overthrow the government.
(b) A plot to restore the monarchy.
(c) Another revolt by the slaves.
(d) A violent protest by the advocates of intermarriage.

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

3. What is the innovation talked about at the end of War & Politics?
(a) The military will be paid from public funds.
(b) The military will only be paid upon their victories.
(c) The military will stop being paid from public funds.
(d) The military will be paid after their defeats.

4. Who are Marcus Genucius and Gaius Curtius?
(a) The new senators after the decemvirs.
(b) The two responsible for dealing with the decemvirs.
(c) The new consuls after the decemvirs.
(d) Two military leaders after the decemvirs.

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

6. What introduces the idea of different classes being allowed to marry?
(a) A petition by the people.
(b) Pressures from other regions.
(c) A protest by the people.
(d) A new legislation.

7. What is it about Postumia that offends some people?
(a) Her family's reputation.
(b) The way she adorns herself.
(c) Her questionable wealth.
(d) The way she isolates herself.

8. What part of Livy's tone is consistent throughout the book?
(a) His objectiveness.
(b) His favorability towards other regions.
(c) His satire.
(d) His favorability towards certain Romans.

9. How many men with axes govern over the people of Rome as Chapter 2 of Rome and the Patricians ends?
(a) Twenty.
(b) Five.
(c) Twenty five.
(d) Ten.

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

11. Where does the defeat of Rome mentioned in Part 1of Rome's Capture take place?
(a) Inside the city.
(b) Outside of the city.
(c) In Circus Maximus.
(d) In another country.

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

13. What is the real problem the decemvirs have?
(a) They are not prepared for the power they have.
(b) They underestimate the power of the Roman people.
(c) They underestimate the power of the Roman military.
(d) They are overprepared for the power they have.

14. Where do the senators go as the decemvirs take control of Rome?
(a) To other cities.
(b) To fight with the military.
(c) To their country estates.
(d) To work among the people.

15. Which one of the following best describes the state of the Roman Republic during the time described in Chapter 2 of Rome and the Patricians?
(a) The government rules over the people.
(b) The government has been abolished.
(c) The people rule over the government.
(d) The people have been implemented into the government.

Short Answer Questions

1. What causes the Roman military to face the possibility of defeat?

2. How does the government pay for the military?

3. What do the allies hope Rome will provide for them in their dispute?

4. What threat does the revolt of the slaves cause Rome to face?

5. How is the nature of the decemvirs' politics described?

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