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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. Who are the main perpetrators of the mass hysteria surrounding the battles the Romans fight in?
(a) People who are actively involved in the battles.
(b) People who lost friends or relatives in the battles.
(c) People who live outside of the city.
(d) People who live inside of the city.

2. What is a difficulty that the author encounters while writing about the history of Rome?
(a) Exaggeration of facts.
(b) Omission of facts.
(c) The origins.
(d) The language.

3. How long did Romulus rule for?
(a) Seventeen years.
(b) Forty-seven years.
(c) Twenty-seven years.
(d) Thirty-seven years.

4. What is the reason for Tarquin's failure at attempting to retake control of Rome?
(a) The support of the people for Brutus.
(b) The people's fear of Brutus.
(c) Tarquin does not allow his men to rest, so they are too tired to fight Rome.
(d) Tarquin lacks the number of men needed to battle Rome.

5. How does the slave described in the beginning of Rome's new consul learn of the conspirators' plans?
(a) He overhears their conversation while passing them on the street.
(b) He works for one of the conspirators.
(c) He knows another slave who has overheard their conversation.
(d) He knows another slave who works for one of the conspirators.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many generations pass between the pre-history of Rome and the recorded history?

2. What situation is the most common setting for a Dictator to be named of Rome?

3. What Latin city does Rome conquer in order to further increase its population?

4. How do the people view the senators' fear of the crowds resulting from the debt problem the city faces?

5. What does Romulus become known as?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What is the new group of pacifists called, and where do they settle?

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

8. What is the government's proposal to the debtors, and why does it work only one time?

9. 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?

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

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