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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) A new party agrees to replace Rome as the mediator.
(b) The allies decide they no longer need Rome's assistance.
(c) Rome refuses to allow them entrance.
(d) A new party stakes a claim on the land.

2. What is the real problem the decemvirs have?
(a) They are not prepared for the power they have.
(b) They are overprepared for the power they have.
(c) They underestimate the power of the Roman people.
(d) They underestimate the power of the Roman military.

3. How many allies of Rome need mediation for their dispute?
(a) Three.
(b) Four.
(c) Five.
(d) Two.

4. Much later, what does Plato encourage the women of Athens to do?
(a) Begin moving away from the city.
(b) Run for public office.
(c) Create a militia.
(d) Begin outnumbering the men.

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

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

7. 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 live in Rome.
(d) He does not own a horse.

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

9. What are the decemvirs mainly unable to manage?
(a) The military of Rome.
(b) The senators of Rome.
(c) The financial state of Rome.
(d) The will of the Roman people.

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

11. What is the innovation talked about at the end of War & Politics?
(a) The military will be paid from public funds.
(b) The military will only be paid upon their victories.
(c) The military will stop being paid from public funds.
(d) The military will be paid after their defeats.

12. How does Postumia disguise her disposition?
(a) With deception.
(b) With rudeness.
(c) With humor.
(d) With politeness.

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

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

15. Who does Postumius have trouble cooperating with in the military?
(a) Those of inferior rank.
(b) Those of equal rank.
(c) Those of superior rank.
(d) The consuls.

Short Answer Questions

1. How is Postumia described?

2. What do the allies hope Rome will provide for them in their dispute?

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

4. What is the conspiracy that is mentioned at the end of the first section in War & Politics?

5. What is the general tone of the author's style?

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