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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What types of questions warranted the Etruscans' knowledge?
(a) Questions that needed prophecy to be answered.
(b) Questions that required a historical knowledge of the areas.
(c) Questions that were hypothetical in nature.
(d) Questions that had more than one possible answer.

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

3. How is the nature of the decemvirs' politics described?
(a) Legal, but ineffective.
(b) Illegal and ineffective.
(c) Illegal, but effective.
(d) Legal, but unethical.

4. What kind of power are the Etruscans known for?
(a) The Etruscans were not known for having any power.
(b) Cultural, but not political.
(c) Political and cultural.
(d) Political, but not cultural.

5. What role do the decemvirs have in the Republic at the start of the fourth book?
(a) They have been removed.
(b) They have been reduced to working men.
(c) They have been demoted.
(d) They have been forced to serve in the military.

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

7. What do the Romans label the class that exhibits wealth and power?
(a) The patricians.
(b) The superiors.
(c) The elitists.
(d) The plebians.

8. How is Postumia described?
(a) Outspoken and dressed attractively.
(b) Reserved and dressed unattractively.
(c) Outspoken and dressed unattractively.
(d) Reserved and dressed attractively.

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

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

11. According to Claudius, what is the real trouble in Rome?
(a) The consuls' tendency to expand the separation between classes.
(b) The senate's tendency to expand the separation between classes.
(c) The people's tendency to expand the separation between classes.
(d) The tribune's tendency to expand the separation between classes.

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

13. What has Veii's internal politics caused them to appoint?
(a) A Consul.
(b) A Senator.
(c) A Dictator.
(d) A King.

14. What season do the Romans choose to launch a siege against Veii?
(a) Summer.
(b) Winter.
(c) Spring.
(d) Fall.

15. What causes the Roman military to face the possibility of defeat?
(a) Dissension among the soldiers.
(b) Dissension among the military leaders.
(c) A neighboring region with a larger supply of weaponry.
(d) A neigboring region with a larger military.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Postumia disguise her disposition?

2. How is the civil strife in Rome managed?

3. How are the tribunes given their office?

4. Where is the civil strife in Rome resolved?

5. How are the people of Ardea affected by Rome's new outlook?

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