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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens when the allies arrive in Rome at the end of Rome and the Patricians?
(a) The allies decide they no longer need Rome's assistance.
(b) A new party stakes a claim on the land.
(c) Rome refuses to allow them entrance.
(d) A new party agrees to replace Rome as the mediator.

2. How many classes were originally listed by Servilius?
(a) Three.
(b) Four.
(c) Five.
(d) Two.

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

4. How do the senators feel about the practices of the decemvirs?
(a) They support them.
(b) They ignore them.
(c) They oppose them.
(d) They do not understand them.

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

6. How are the tribunes given their office?
(a) They are appointed by the consuls.
(b) They are appointed by the senate.
(c) They are appointed by the dictator.
(d) They are elected by the people.

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

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

9. What do the opponents of intermarriage fear?
(a) The unintended economic consequences.
(b) The decline of the Roman culture.
(c) The government's loss of control.
(d) Further attempts to change the definition of marriage even more.

10. What decision does Rome make at the end of Rome and the Patricians?
(a) They declare the land private property of Rome.
(b) They attack all of the allies.
(c) They attack half of the allies.
(d) They declare the land public property of Rome.

11. 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.

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

13. How have the allies been fighting their war until they seek a mediator for it?
(a) Each ally has won and lost frequently.
(b) The allies cannot determine who has won or lost the battles.
(c) One ally has won the most battles.
(d) None of the allies have won a battle.

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

15. 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) One hundred.
(c) Two hundred and fifty.
(d) Fifty.

Short Answer Questions

1. What year does the section War & Politics begin?

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

3. What is Caeso Quinctius's opinion of the consuls?

4. What is the crisis that the decemvirs face?

5. What types of questions warranted the Etruscans' knowledge?

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