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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What are the Etruscans advanced in?
(a) Warfare.
(b) Religion.
(c) Commerce.
(d) Inventions.

2. Why are women and children not considered part of the plebian class?
(a) They cannot vote.
(b) They do not have enough money.
(c) They cannot join the military.
(d) They are not politicians.

3. What is the state of politics in Chapter 3 of Rome and the Patricians?
(a) Collapsed.
(b) Confused.
(c) Thriving.
(d) Chaotic.

4. 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.

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

6. How do the decemvirs respond to outside enemies?
(a) They are shaken.
(b) They are emboldened.
(c) They are angered.
(d) They are optimistic.

7. What is unique about Lucius Tarquitius?
(a) He is a soldier for three separate armies.
(b) He does not live in Rome.
(c) He does not own a horse.
(d) He works among the common people and in the government.

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

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

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

11. How many years after the Estrucans and the Sabines fought Rome do the Volscians and the Aequins also position themselves against the city?
(a) Two hundred.
(b) Fifty.
(c) Two hundred and fifty.
(d) One hundred.

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

13. 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.

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

15. How many meetings with the senators do the decemvirs request?
(a) Four.
(b) Three.
(c) None.
(d) Two.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do the common people view Caeso Quinctius?

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

3. What decision does Rome make at the end of Rome and the Patricians?

4. What has Veii's internal politics caused them to appoint?

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

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