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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Once established, which part of the government has the most ties to the plebian class?
(a) The dictatorship.
(b) The tribune.
(c) The senate.
(d) The consuls.

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

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

9. What do the leaders have mixed feelings about, as a result of the slaves' revolt?
(a) Eliminating the curfew.
(b) Disarming the people.
(c) Arming the people.
(d) Imposing a curfew.

10. What is Caeso Quinctius's opinion of the consuls?
(a) He eliminates them.
(b) He tries to replace them with the tribunes.
(c) He defends them.
(d) He tries to add mroe consuls to the senate.

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

12. What is Appius Claudius' position?
(a) He represents the absent military men while they are away at war.
(b) He decides which soldiers should remain and speak for the military during a time of war.
(c) He represents the soldiers who have been killed in battle.
(d) He speaks to the relatives of the soldiers who have been killed in battle.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How many classes were originally listed by Servilius?

2. What is the state of the allies when they approach Rome for mediation?

3. How are the Volscians described in the second part of War & Politics?

4. What is the state of politics in Chapter 3 of Rome and the Patricians?

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

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