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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How long were the Volscians an enemy of Rome?
(a) Over two hundred years.
(b) Over one hundred years.
(c) Less than fifty years.
(d) Less than one hundred years.
2. Why are slaves not considered part of the plebian class?
(a) They are not polticians.
(b) They cannot join the military.
(c) They cannot vote.
(d) They do not have enough money.
3. How are the tribunes given their office?
(a) They are elected by the people.
(b) They are appointed by the consuls.
(c) They are appointed by the senate.
(d) They are appointed by the dictator.
4. According to Claudius, what is the real trouble in Rome?
(a) The consuls' tendency to expand the separation between classes.
(b) The tribune's tendency to expand the separation between classes.
(c) The senate's tendency to expand the separation between classes.
(d) The people's tendency to expand the separation between classes.
5. Where does the defeat of Rome mentioned in Part 1of Rome's Capture take place?
(a) Outside of the city.
(b) Inside the city.
(c) In another country.
(d) In Circus Maximus.
6. How are the people of Ardea affected by Rome's new outlook?
(a) They are ambivalent.
(b) They are skeptical.
(c) They are satisfied.
(d) They are unsatisfied.
7. 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.
8. What decision does Rome make at the end of Rome and the Patricians?
(a) They attack half of the allies.
(b) They attack all of the allies.
(c) They declare the land private property of Rome.
(d) They declare the land public property of Rome.
9. 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 tribune.
(c) A military leader raises troops that side with the senate.
(d) A military leader raises troops that side with the slaves.
10. What threat does the revolt of the slaves cause Rome to face?
(a) The institution of martial law.
(b) A civil war.
(c) Over population.
(d) The overthrow of the government.
11. What is the role of the tribunes?
(a) They are for the senate.
(b) They are against the common people.
(c) They are against the senate.
(d) They are against the consul.
12. What is the crisis that the decemvirs face?
(a) A threat from other cities.
(b) A threat from the military of Rome.
(c) A threat from the people of Rome.
(d) A threat from the senators.
13. What does Rome's decision in Chapter 3 of Rome and the Patricians illustrate?
(a) Rome's power.
(b) Rome's politics.
(c) Rome's naivety.
(d) Rome's weakness.
14. What is Caeso Quinctius's opinion of the consuls?
(a) He tries to add mroe consuls to the senate.
(b) He defends them.
(c) He eliminates them.
(d) He tries to replace them with the tribunes.
15. How are the Volscians described in the second part of War & Politics?
(a) Disloyal allies of Rome.
(b) Loyal allies of Rome.
(c) Loyal enemies of Rome.
(d) Enemies of Rome.
Short Answer Questions
1. What types of questions warranted the Etruscans' knowledge?
2. What is the controversial yet effective way that Postumius dies?
3. How have the allies been fighting their war until they seek a mediator for it?
4. How does Postumia disguise her disposition?
5. What is unique about Lucius Tarquitius?
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