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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. How many years is Rome a Republic before other well known governments are established, such as Athens and Sparta?
(a) About 120 years.
(b) About 400 years.
(c) About 200 years.
(d) About 320 years.

2. What procedure does Ancus re-institute?
(a) The declaration of war.
(b) An election by the people.
(c) The declaration of peace.
(d) An election by the senate.

3. What do the Volscians continue to be for Rome during the time of two consuls?
(a) A major ally of Rome.
(b) A source of work for Rome.
(c) A major opponent of Rome.
(d) A source of food for Rome.

4. What never changes, according to the opening of The Patricians at Bay?
(a) Time.
(b) Human nature.
(c) The way wars are fought.
(d) The way politics are handled.

5. What level of involvement do the leaders have in the war that featured debtors who agreed to fight in exchange for their debt being resolved?
(a) They refuse to participate.
(b) They participate by positioning themselves near the battles.
(c) They actively participate.
(d) They temporarily leave Rome to avoid participating.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Brutus known as in the beginning of the second book?

2. What is the slave given for his role in preventing the conspiracy?

3. Where does Romulus gather people from to help start Rome's population?

4. What planet's name is given to the temple to a deity?

5. What does the great Roman warrior, Valerius, do once he enters politics?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How is Romulus regarded as a leader, and what things does he have to do in order to build Rome?

3. What problems does King Ancus face, and how does he deal with them?

4. 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?

5. What happens after the war with the Aequians, and how do the Romans respond?

6. How does Tarquin die, and what effect does it have on the Republic of Rome?

7. How are the debtors made to pay for their debt, and what do the creditors do to take advantage of them?

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

9. Who is Valerius, and what does he do for the Roman people?

10. How does Tarquin attempt to regain power, and what prevents him from succeeding?

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