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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the crisis that the decemvirs face?
(a) A threat from the senators.
(b) A threat from the people of Rome.
(c) A threat from other cities.
(d) A threat from the military of Rome.

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

3. How is the civil strife in Rome managed?
(a) A military leader raises troops that side with the consul.
(b) A military leader raises troops that side with the senate.
(c) A military leader raises troops that side with the tribune.
(d) A military leader raises troops that side with the slaves.

4. How is Rome's decision at the end of Rome and the Patricians received?
(a) It is met with cynicism.
(b) It is met with anger.
(c) It is met with confusion.
(d) It is met with support.

5. What does Rome's decision in Chapter 3 of Rome and the Patricians illustrate?
(a) Rome's weakness.
(b) Rome's politics.
(c) Rome's power.
(d) Rome's naivety.

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

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

8. Why does Postumius shockingly threaten his men?
(a) To betray Rome.
(b) To harbor a secret.
(c) To intentionally lose a battle.
(d) To join another army's fight.

9. How do the common people view Caeso Quinctius?
(a) They see him as an enemy.
(b) They refuse to recognize his position.
(c) They see him as an ally.
(d) They are unaware of his position.

10. Why are slaves not considered part of the plebian class?
(a) They cannot vote.
(b) They are not polticians.
(c) They cannot join the military.
(d) They do not have enough money.

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

12. What are the people chastised for after the rule of the decemvirs ends?
(a) Contributing to Rome's economic problems.
(b) Contributing to Rome's political problems.
(c) Following the decemvirs.
(d) Supporting the decemvirs.

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

14. What causes the Volscians to aid a Roman party?
(a) A political dispute.
(b) A matrimonial dispute.
(c) A military dispute.
(d) A financial dispute.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Much later, what does Plato encourage the women of Athens to do?

2. What is considered a shortcoming that the advocates of intermarriage want to overcome?

3. Once established, which part of the government has the most ties to the plebian class?

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

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

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