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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 is the reason given for why parents are eventually allowed to move into Rome?
(a) To be closer to relatives.
(b) To increase Rome's population even more.
(c) To contribute to the economy.
(d) To be political advisors.

2. After the disgrace Tarquin, his wife, and his son have brought to Rome, how many consuls do the Romans decide to elect to replace the kingship?
(a) Four.
(b) One.
(c) Two.
(d) Three.

3. As Part 2 of The Republic begins, what is a main focus of Rome's culture?
(a) The Romans are expanding their culture to include traits of other regions.
(b) The Romans are reducing the influence of other regions in their culture.
(c) The Romans are trying to make the city less sophisticated.
(d) The Romans are trying to make the city more sophisticated.

4. How does Rome use the Dictatorship during The Republic?
(a) Never.
(b) Every other year.
(c) Only as needed.
(d) It replaces the consul.

5. What does the group of pacifists call themselves?
(a) The anti-war coalition.
(b) The anti-war party.
(c) The peace coalition.
(d) The peace party.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do the women stop the first known war between the inhabitants of Rome?

2. According to Livy, how much of a difference was there between the rich and the poor early in Rome's history?

3. How common is the interaction between human and divine beings in Ancient Rome, according to Livy?

4. What does the group, the Aurunci, consist of?

5. What does Pompilius primarily focus on?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the senators initially respond to the ensuing credit war, and why does this strategy backfire on them?

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

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

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

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

6. What is Livy's theory of human nature, and how does it relate to Rome?

7. How does the plague weaken Rome, and what brings them back from possible defeat?

8. What happens to Cloelia and why is her story inspirational to the Romans?

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

10. 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?

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