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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What condition does Ancus find Rome to be in when he takes over?
(a) Neither warlike nor peaceful.
(b) Mainly warlike.
(c) Mainly peaceful.
(d) Both warlike and peaceful.

2. What does Ancus do to solve the increasing crime problem Rome faces?
(a) He builds the first prison.
(b) He becomes more selective about which cities he takes people from in the future.
(c) He has guards patrol the city.
(d) He imposes a curfew on the city.

3. According to Cloelia, what does gender influence?
(a) Expectations.
(b) Intelligence.
(c) Bravery.
(d) Creativity.

4. What kinds of rights are the women promised when Rome is first beginning?
(a) More rights than were common for Roman wives.
(b) All of the rights proper to Roman wives.
(c) None of the rights proper to Roman wives.
(d) Less rights than were common for Roman wives.

5. How was the support of the people viewed by the Kings of early Rome?
(a) As a necessity.
(b) As valuable and easily attainable.
(c) As valuable, but not easily attainable.
(d) As unnecessary.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Livy, what is the one thing that is needed for all politicians to be elected into office?

2. What do the Romans surprisingly do after Cloelia successfully escapes from Porsena?

3. How long does Pompilius rule over Rome?

4. In the Romans' victory over the Albans, how many total combatant deaths are there?

5. How do the surrounding political locations feel about Rome when it is first being created?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the debtors and the citizens of Rome take the law into their own hands after the government proves to be no help with the credit problems?

2. How long does Romulus rule, and what type of leadership does Pompilius provide?

3. How do the Romans and the Albans agree to settle their war and what is the result?

4. How does the war between the creditors and the debtors begin?

5. What is interesting about the Roman religion and where was it adopted from?

6. What do the introductory sections of the book cover and what is the overall intent of Livy?

7. What two noteworthy things does Servius do while he serves as the King of Rome?

8. How does Tarquin gain power, and who is recognized in removing it from him?

9. How does Rome respond to outside regions in the beginning of its existence?

10. How does the town of Pometia surprisingly stand up to Rome, and what is the end result?

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